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Dr. Mookerjee and Kashmir – Essay of Prof. Bal Raj

Source: “Eminent Parliamentarians Monograph Series – Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee” – Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, 1990 Prof. Bal Raj Madhok, a former Member of Parliament, was a close associate of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Hailing from Skardu, he was instrumental in launching the Jammu Praja Parishad in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir for representing the […]Read More

Sub-nation in a non-nation

There has been a discernible frisson of excitement in intellectual and political circles in New Delhi ever since the leaders of the Mohajirs, Sindhis, Baluchis and Pakhtoons declared the demise of the two-nation theory. Partition, Pakistan’s minority groups intoned, was a blunder because its raison d’etre, expounded in the 1940 Lahore Declaration (full provincial autonomy […]Read More

Hindu Refugees and The Rise of The “Left” In Bengal

The rise of the Communist movement in Bengal after independence is one of the most fascinating events in Indian politics. Why Bengali Hindu refugees from East Bengal associated themselves with the Left movement instead of joining with so called Hindu Nationalist parties and various other such commonly raised queries about the politics of Bengal shall […]Read More

What if Syama Prasad Mookerjee had prevailed over the Congress?

In present day “Right wing” circles, the discourse on Syama Prasad Mookerjee (addressed as SPM henceforth) is usually centred around Jammu & Kashmir. SPM’s opposition to special status for Jammu & Kashmir, his visit to J&K without a permit (in those days one needed a special permit to enter the state), his arrest & subsequent […]Read More

India has a moral duty to protect the minorities in

Ever since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019, the country has seen various protests opposing a humanitarian act which was passed with the motive of providing refuge to persecuted minorities from our neighbouring Islamic countries. Ironically, neither those protesting against the legislation nor the spokespersons of […]Read More