The Vice President, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari addressing the gathering after releasing the book on Patriots, Poets and Prisoners: Selections from Ramananda Chatterjee’s ‘The Modern Review 1907-1947’, edited by Mr. Anikendra Sen, Mr. Devangshu Datta and Ms. Nilanjana S. Roy, in New Delhi on August 24, 2016.
‘Selections From Ramananda Chatterjee’s The Modern Review, 1907-1947’
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari has said that a publication of this vintage is absolutely delectable and brings back memories of days gone by giving a peep into a past that will not return. He was addressing the gathering, on Aug 24, after releasing the book ‘Patriots, Poets and Prisoners: Selections from Ramananda Chatterjee’s The Modern Review, 1907-1947’ edited by Mr. Anikendra Sen, Mr. Devangshu Datta and Ms. Nilanjana S. Roy.
The Vice President congratulated the editors for the selection undertaken, and the publisher for bringing this anthology to the notice of the present generation of citizens. The founder-editor, Ramananda Chatterjee was a man of vision, he added.
The Vice President said that the contents of the volume testifies to the intellectual stature, and vigour, of the contributors and of their times, and includes a debate between Lala Lajpat Rai and Gandhi ji on Ahimsa; a scintillating essay by Rabindranath Tagore on nationalism; translation of a classic short story by Munshi Prem Chand and a cheeky piece on Jawaharlal Nehru by someone who called himself ‘Chanakya’ among others.