Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Abstract of my talk at Aziz Premji University Bangalore on 23rd March 2015
Abstract for 'Relevance of Bhagat Singh's ideas in Our Times'
Bhagat Singh lived a short life of 23 years plus between 1907-31, with active socio-political life since 1923 till his execution. Even after 84 years of his execution, his name still reverberates as freshly as during his times. Do we still need to talk about him in contemporary sense or just as a historical popular figure?
Though ironical, but it seems that his role in the form of his ideas has become even more relevant than his own times! This needs to be examined in context of post independence development of Indian society. Not only Bhagat Singh, has the Indian society followed even the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Subhas Bose, Dr. Ambedkar for the fulfillment of Indian people's expectation from post independence Indian state and governments in power?