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Articles by: Dr A K Biswas

Jallianwala Bagh: “Ample” compensation by British Government to the decedent of the victims and sufferers

Jallianwala Bagh: “Ample” compensation by British Government to the decedent of the victims and sufferers

Jallianwala Bagh massacre was committed on 13 April, 1919 when people had gathered to celebrate Baisakhi at Amritsar, Panjab. This article pays homage to the innocent and peaceful men, women and children who unsuspectedly fell victims to senseless firings of the colonial authorities. They were martyrs of Indian freedom struggle. That the colonial rulers had awarded as compensation a sum[Read More…]

Saraswati Karketta Latest victim of caste slur and harassment in Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta

Saraswati Karketta Latest victim of caste slur and harassment in Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta

  “Calcutta University worshipping the Chandal” was the vicious campaigns when Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee had, in the University appointed Mukund Behari Mallick a Pali teacher in 1921. The news of victimization of a tribal lady, university teacher in the faculty of Geography, targeting her birth, complexion and gender furnished the latest illustration of deep-rooted caste-based prejudice and discrimination prevalent in[Read More…]

Mayawati-Narendra Modi face-off

Mayawati-Narendra Modi face-off

“Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbour’s roof, when your own doorstep is unclean.” – Confucius Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounted at Kushinagar, Deoria in UP, a furious attack on BSP supremo and former UP Chief Minister Mayawati for “shedding crocodile tears” over the incident of gang-rape of a dalit woman in Rajasthan’s Alwar and demanded her party’s withdraw[Read More…]

Bhopal: BJP candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, with BJP vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan, addresses a press conference at the party's state headquarters in Bhopal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. BJP has fielded Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, as its candidate against Congress leader Digvijay Singh. (PTI Photo)  (PTI4_17_2019_000160B)

Curse! “Maine kaha tera (Mumbai ATS chief late Hemant Karkare) sarvanash hoga.”

· “In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development…. If Hindu Raj does become a fact, it will, no doubt be the greatest calamity for this country. No matter what the Hindus say, Hinduism is a menace to liberty, equality and fraternity. It is incompatible with democracy. Hindu raj must be prevented at any cost.” Dr[Read More…]

A strange story: Dismissal of Surendra Nath Banerjea from the ICS

A strange story: Dismissal of Surendra Nath Banerjea from the ICS

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.” Malcolm X  – By Any Means Necessary Nefarious plot to hoodwink his mother! The second batch of Indians in the ICS comprised only three, all Bengalis—Surendranath Banerjea, Beharilal Gupta and Romeshchandra Dutt—to qualify in 1871. Pioneer among[Read More…]