A Nation in Making: Being the Reminiscences of Fifty Years of Public Life. Front Cover. Sir Surendranath Banerjea. Oxford University Press, – India – Sir Surendranath Banerjee (Bengali: সুরেন্দ্রনাথ বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) (10 November – 6 Banerjee was soon dismissed for making a minor judicial error. and he went on to write the widely acclaimed A Nation in Making, published in In the end, Banerjea lost his job by committing a serious judicial mistake. Sir Surendranath Banerjea (), a foremost political leader of Bengal, dedicated his life to opposing colonialism through moderate but.
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The lesson thus learnt was to be confirmed and deepened by subsequent events to which I shall refer later on, and it found its culminating expression in the Congress movement. Its streets are the inlets of the sea ; and its palaces frown upon them. He accepted a knighthood from the British in We were enthusiastic about it, held meetings and made speeches. It is a fully-equipped, first-grade college, with a high school attached to it with nearly 2, students all told.
Both the prayers were rejected. I prayed for the hearing of the case in Calcutta, and, further, that I should be provided by Government with counsel for my defence.
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Elected in to both the Bengal and imperial legislative councils, Banerjea welcomed the principles of the Montagu-Chelmsford report ofwhich recognized self-government as the goal of British policy in India.
He it was who rescued the Cossimbazar Estate from forfeiture, and under his wise counsels the Maharani Swarnamoyee applied its vast resources makibg acts of private charity and public usefulness, which during her lifetime made her name a household word in Bengal.
He took us to the police prefect, a cultured Frenchman who spoke English well, and he was even more profuse in his apologies. My father died on February 20, I had to decline naion for reasons that were apparent on the surface. Let me repeat it in the evening of my life. The entry in the Matriculation form was made by me and I naturally put the age natuon as I knew it accord- ing to our way of reckoning.
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The recollection of the emotions then roused is still makung in my mind. They totally misapprehend his statement, and then they banejrea the applicant that upon their mistaken construction of it they consider it conclusive against him, whereas in reality it is not so. Internet URLs are the best. This is not the only time that I have had to perform a public duty under the weight of a great personal bereavement.
A warm patriot, he heartily desired that his countrymen should visit England in large numbers, and he was always ready with his advice and with such practical encouragement as lay in bis power.
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The old man received us with kindness, but he promised us only one-half of what we wanted. Our success in the Civil Service agitation all over India had inspired us with confidence ; and we were in no mood to surendrsnath to the counsels of timidity. I rejoice with them in their joys, I grieve with them in their sorrows, and they reciprocate the sentiment with the generous enthusiasm of youth.
When he was appointed a member of the Bengal Legislative Council, his presence was immediately felt. This was clearly contrary to those obligations of natural justice which were incumbent upon all tribunals, or upon all bodies which had legal duties to perform, natiin domestic the tribunal might be.
I was invested with first-class powers, and got the usual increment to my salary. Makinv the life history of my family I found the strongest argument against child- marriage, and I was never tired inn repeating it when I had an opportunity in my public and private utterances. It led to the establishment of the Sadharan Brahmo- Samaj, the City College, and other kindred institutions.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. There were of course the prophets of evil who, Cassandra-like, told us that the money would be wasted and that the deputation would prove futile.
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Banerjee later became a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. We started about the hottest time of the year, and Babu Nilcomol Mitter of Allahabad, with whom I was in correspondence regarding this tour, warned me that I was incurring a grave risk. Having won my point in the controversy with the Civil Service Commissioners, I was in high spirits, and, now that my father was dead, I was anxious to return home as quickly as my business permitted. We had no casket, for we could get none made at Delhi within the time allotted.
Years have rolled by. Maharaja Sir Jotindra Mohon Tagore was one of the most prominent members of the British Indian Association ; and his vote hampered the independent judgment of that body. The outlook was as gloomy as it could be. It took me fully a week to reach Sylhet from Calcutta. Taking up a particular chapter, I have sometimes found it more convenient to close it and begin a new one, some of the events related being of prior date. It was a crowded meeting.
Some of my friends had suggested that Mr.
The gloom that surrounded me was dispelled in the new vision that opened out to me in the prospective glories ot a dedicated life makong unselfish devotion in the service of my fallen country. The British respected him and referred to him during his later years as Surrender Not Banerjee.
In times of’excitement bureaucracy is sometimes apt to avoid discussion in the belief that publicity would be fatal to its pre-ordained policy, and that a measure, once passed into law, and surendranaath in an administrative arrangement, would be regarded as a settled fact, never to be unsettled. Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States —17 and the first African American to hold the…. NASA spaceship closes in on distant world.
On June 11,Mr. A Nation in Making: That the Brahmins will soon be on a line with the other castes does not admit of a doubt ; it is only a question of time.
Babu Kali Churn Banerjee, who, next to the Rev. People from different countries had come to witness the proceedings. I felt that my dismissal was a relief.