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Salient Ideas by Rammanohar Lohia
Salient Ideas by Rammanohar Lohia
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About the Book

 

Salient Ideas is a compendium of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia's views on different subjects and situations, in Lohia's own words. Eminent scholar and writer, Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winner, Dr. Birendra kumar Bhattacharya, undertook this work in a spirit of devotion to Dr. Lohia and after going through his whole voluminous writings, compiled this book as his last tribute to his mentor. He could not see this book in print because he passed away after completing the work and handling over the script to his friend Dr. Hari Dev Sharma. After Dr. Sharma's death, this manuscript was found in his papers.

 

Dr. Lohia mingled with all sorts of people from rickshaw-pullers and waiters to writers, artists, philosophers and politicians and, therefore, all of them have something to say with some authority, about what Lohia said or thought. This is likely to create confusion at some point of time. This book gives an authentic version of what Lohia said on different matters.

 

About the Author

 

Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1924-1997) was a famous Indian writer and one of the pioneers of modern Assamese literature. He was first ever recipient of the Jnanpith Award given to a Assamese writer, in the year 1979 for his novel Mrityunjay (Immortal). He was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese in 1961 for his Assamese novel Iyaruingom (Iyaruingam), which is considered a masterpiece of Indian literature. Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai (Mother).

He has remained the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam literary society) from 1983-1985.

 

Mastram Kapoor born on December 22, 1926, at Sakri (H.P.); education: M.A., Ph.D. Wrote, edited and translated about one hundred books, including novels, short stories, essays, political and social analysis including novels, short stories, essays, political and social analysis including eleven volumes of documents on freedom struggle and mine volumes of collected works of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia in English and Hindi. Long association with socialist movement and its leaders.

 

Preface

 

This book was compiled and edited by Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, in the spirit of last mission of his life. A committed socialist and follower of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia, Dr. Bhattacharya was a famous writer of Assamese and winner of Sahitya Akademi Award and Jnanpith Award. His novel Mtityunjaya written on the background of Quit India Movement of 1942, for which he got Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards, is proof of his commitment to Socialist Movement. After his retirement from Chairmanship of Sahitya Akademi, he wanted to do some work on Dr. Lohia. He was in constant touch with Madhu Limaye and Dr. Hari Dev Sharma, Deputy Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. A fellowship from  Kurukshetra University facilitated this. The result was 'Salient Lohia'. It is Lohia in Lohia's words or summary of Lohia's thought in Lohia's own words.

 

Soon after preparation of the manuscript of this book, Dr. Bhattacharya passed away. The manuscript remained with Dr. Hari Dev Sharma, who arranged for publication of this book but hardly the book was composed, when Dr. Hari Dev Sharma also passed away. The manuscript and some proofs were found in Dr. Hari Dev Sharma's files, collected from his house. After enquiry it was found that the publisher who had agreed to publish this book was no longer interested in it. Therefore, Samajwadi Sahitya Sansthan undertook this work in cooperation with Anamika Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd.

 

In producing this important work, we are indebted to the following institutions and persons:

1. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

2. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library New Delhi

3. R.M.L. Samata Vidyalaya Nyas, Hyderabad.

4. Dr. Hari Dev Sharma.

 

Contents

 

 

Preface

xi

1.

Lohia on himself

1

2.

Capitalism

32

Part I

Grave diggers of capitalism

32

3.

Socialism

 

Part I

Socialism: The living doctrine

70

Part II

Communism and socialism

81

Part III

India's path to socialism

111

Part IV

Meaning of equality

128

4.

Revolution and programme

148

Part I

Seven revolutions

148

Part II

A Socialist manifesto, 1962

161

Part III

Programme for kisans: Battle for reconstruction

182

5.

Wheel of history

200

6.

Religion and philosophy

238

Part I

Quest for philosophy

238

Part II

Hindu versus Hindu

255

Part III

Three great myths

269

7.

Meaning in stone

297

8.

On writers, writings and arts

317

9.

Battle for equality of sexes

349

Part I

The two segregations of caste and sex

349

Part II

Battle for equality of sexes

357

Part III

Daily life of women

368

10.

Destruction of caste and classes

370

Part I

Destruction of castes and classes

370

Part II

Instruments to abolish caste

396

11.

For people's languages

404

Part I

Feudal language versus people's languages

404

Part II

English and the people's languages in India

416

12.

Third camp in world affairs

434

Part I

Third camp in world affairs

434

Part II

Asia and world order

465

Part III

Revision of united nations charter

471

Part IV

Some fundamentals of a world mind

475

 

Index

481

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Pages





















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About the Book

 

Salient Ideas is a compendium of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia's views on different subjects and situations, in Lohia's own words. Eminent scholar and writer, Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winner, Dr. Birendra kumar Bhattacharya, undertook this work in a spirit of devotion to Dr. Lohia and after going through his whole voluminous writings, compiled this book as his last tribute to his mentor. He could not see this book in print because he passed away after completing the work and handling over the script to his friend Dr. Hari Dev Sharma. After Dr. Sharma's death, this manuscript was found in his papers.

 

Dr. Lohia mingled with all sorts of people from rickshaw-pullers and waiters to writers, artists, philosophers and politicians and, therefore, all of them have something to say with some authority, about what Lohia said or thought. This is likely to create confusion at some point of time. This book gives an authentic version of what Lohia said on different matters.

 

About the Author

 

Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1924-1997) was a famous Indian writer and one of the pioneers of modern Assamese literature. He was first ever recipient of the Jnanpith Award given to a Assamese writer, in the year 1979 for his novel Mrityunjay (Immortal). He was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese in 1961 for his Assamese novel Iyaruingom (Iyaruingam), which is considered a masterpiece of Indian literature. Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai (Mother).

He has remained the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam literary society) from 1983-1985.

 

Mastram Kapoor born on December 22, 1926, at Sakri (H.P.); education: M.A., Ph.D. Wrote, edited and translated about one hundred books, including novels, short stories, essays, political and social analysis including novels, short stories, essays, political and social analysis including eleven volumes of documents on freedom struggle and mine volumes of collected works of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia in English and Hindi. Long association with socialist movement and its leaders.

 

Preface

 

This book was compiled and edited by Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, in the spirit of last mission of his life. A committed socialist and follower of Dr. Rammanohar Lohia, Dr. Bhattacharya was a famous writer of Assamese and winner of Sahitya Akademi Award and Jnanpith Award. His novel Mtityunjaya written on the background of Quit India Movement of 1942, for which he got Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards, is proof of his commitment to Socialist Movement. After his retirement from Chairmanship of Sahitya Akademi, he wanted to do some work on Dr. Lohia. He was in constant touch with Madhu Limaye and Dr. Hari Dev Sharma, Deputy Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. A fellowship from  Kurukshetra University facilitated this. The result was 'Salient Lohia'. It is Lohia in Lohia's words or summary of Lohia's thought in Lohia's own words.

 

Soon after preparation of the manuscript of this book, Dr. Bhattacharya passed away. The manuscript remained with Dr. Hari Dev Sharma, who arranged for publication of this book but hardly the book was composed, when Dr. Hari Dev Sharma also passed away. The manuscript and some proofs were found in Dr. Hari Dev Sharma's files, collected from his house. After enquiry it was found that the publisher who had agreed to publish this book was no longer interested in it. Therefore, Samajwadi Sahitya Sansthan undertook this work in cooperation with Anamika Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd.

 

In producing this important work, we are indebted to the following institutions and persons:

1. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

2. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library New Delhi

3. R.M.L. Samata Vidyalaya Nyas, Hyderabad.

4. Dr. Hari Dev Sharma.

 

Contents

 

 

Preface

xi

1.

Lohia on himself

1

2.

Capitalism

32

Part I

Grave diggers of capitalism

32

3.

Socialism

 

Part I

Socialism: The living doctrine

70

Part II

Communism and socialism

81

Part III

India's path to socialism

111

Part IV

Meaning of equality

128

4.

Revolution and programme

148

Part I

Seven revolutions

148

Part II

A Socialist manifesto, 1962

161

Part III

Programme for kisans: Battle for reconstruction

182

5.

Wheel of history

200

6.

Religion and philosophy

238

Part I

Quest for philosophy

238

Part II

Hindu versus Hindu

255

Part III

Three great myths

269

7.

Meaning in stone

297

8.

On writers, writings and arts

317

9.

Battle for equality of sexes

349

Part I

The two segregations of caste and sex

349

Part II

Battle for equality of sexes

357

Part III

Daily life of women

368

10.

Destruction of caste and classes

370

Part I

Destruction of castes and classes

370

Part II

Instruments to abolish caste

396

11.

For people's languages

404

Part I

Feudal language versus people's languages

404

Part II

English and the people's languages in India

416

12.

Third camp in world affairs

434

Part I

Third camp in world affairs

434

Part II

Asia and world order

465

Part III

Revision of united nations charter

471

Part IV

Some fundamentals of a world mind

475

 

Index

481

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Pages





















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