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ARTICULATING THE PAST HISTORY

A third category of people who have spread a Goebbelesian propaganda against Mookerjee’s legacy are the communist apologists. For them, his legacy is troublesome. They have, therefore, tried to marginalise any genuine nationalist who has challenged their world A third category of people who have in the last fortnight barked …

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Expose and reject disruptionists for a healthy democracy

Displaying his party’s true faith in the barrel of the gun and its respect for terrorists, a senior CPI(M) functionary from Jammu and Kashmir desisted from calling Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a “terrorist”. The Kulgam MLA and state secretary of the party, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, in a statement referred to …

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BUILDING INDIA’S INDUSTRIAL SPINE

It is an asinine mind that tries to distort records, and through a Google search, attempts to disprove SP Mookerjee’s contribution as India’s first Industry and Supply Minister. His role in strengthening the handloom and textile industry in India cannot be overlooked The dynamics of the exhibition (on the multifaceted …

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NEW LIGHT ON FORGOTTEN STALWARTS

An exhibition on the multifaceted aspects of the life and legacy of Syama Prasad Mookerjee at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in Delhi has raised the hackles among those who have imposed a mono-narrative on us and have been intolerant towards a diversity of views For the first time, …

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National interest not utmost

When Naresh Agarwal of the Samajwadi Party hurled abuses at Hindu deities during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha, those who came to his vehement defence were the usual suspects, members of the Congress and the Communist cabal. They continued to defend Agarwal and tried to deflect and dilute the …

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Not Amit Shah but some Congressmen certainly need lessons in Indian history: a response to Jaipal Reddy

The last historian worth his salt that the Congress had was Pattabhi Sitaramayya – and Pattabhi would lament that none in the Congress had any interest for the meticulous and selfless work of documentation and record keeping that he did. Later the Congress gradually outsourced history writing to Marist historians …

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ARTICULATING THE TRUTHS OF HISTORY

On Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s 115th birth anniversary, it’s time people get over their ignorance, and communicate, without fear, certain historical truths about him that have been subverted by both British colonialists and communist historians In 1944, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, in collaboration with the legendary Ram Nath Goenka, founded the English …

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Had Syama Prasad Mookerjee not existed

Delivering a riveting public address in Thiruvananthapuram on the occasion of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s martyrdom day on June 23, 2016, BJP president Amit Shah made an interesting observation. He said Dr Mookerjee made three epochal interventions in the history of modern India that altered the trajectory of the flow …

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INTERVENTIONS THAT SAVED INDIA

Had it not been for Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s interventions, India would have been a different place — its very raison d’être severely challenged and besieged. His sacrifice ensured that the civilisational bonds between this portion of India and the rest were further cemented Delivering a captivating public address in Thiruvananthapuram …

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IRREVERSIBLE ACT OF INTOLERANCE

It is ironical that a champion of democracy and an upholder of the dignity of the Constitution such as Syama Prasad Mookerjee, should have been detained, confined and thrown to death a little over a year after the formation of free India’s first Parliament In a short life of 52 …