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Great Speeches of Modern India
Great Speeches of Modern India

Great Speeches of Modern India

by Rudrangshu Mukherjee

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English

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Random House India

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9788184000160 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 452

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Hardcover

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Author: Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Translator(s)/ Edito: Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 452
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184000160

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‘Freedom is my birthright. So long as it is awake within me, I am not old. No weapon can dry this spirit, no fire can burn it, no water can wet it, and no wind can dry it.’
– Bal Gangadhar Tilak

‘I shall be totally ruined, and the only thing I could expect from the people would be nothing but hatred if I were to kill Gandhiji.’
– Nathuram Godse

‘The president has proclaimed the emergency. There is nothing to panic about.’
– Indira Gandhi

The speeches that changed the political tide; which are unforgettable for their eloquence; those which marked a seminal moment in India’s history: here is Subhas Chandra Bose damning Gandhi, Jinnah’s opening speech for the Pakistani parliament, Nehru advocating divorce, a young Vajpayee espousing the cause of Tibet.

And here also is the speech that heralded the Emergency, Manmohan Singh’s plea for economic reform, and Amartya Sen discussing Satyajit Ray. Together they tell the story of modern India – from her move to independence to the battles thereafter. Inspiring and instructive, The Great Speeches of Modern India will give you a front row view of India’s history as it happened from the men and women who made it.

Contents

Introduction


Part One: 1880s-1947

The opening of the Indian national Congress (1885)
ROMESH CHANDRA BONERJEE

One country, two nations (1888)
SIR SYED AHMED KHAN

On the inauguration of the Muslim League (1906)
MUSHTAQ HUSSAIN

On conserving ancient monuments (1900)
LORD CURZON

Game preservation in India (1901)
LORD CURZON

Sisters and brothers of America (1893)
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

How and why I adopted the Hindu religion (1902)
SISTER NIVEDITA

At Benaras Hindu University (1916)
MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI

Freedom is my birthright (1917)
BAL GANGADHAR TILAK

The trial speech (1922)
MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI

A dangerous cult of absolute nonviolence (1940)
V.D. SAVARKAR

Purna swaraj (1929)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

At the second Round Table Conference (1931)
MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI

The Muslims of India (1930)
MUHAMMAD IQBAL

The death of God (1933)
M. SINGARAVELU

Crisis of civilization (1941)
RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Give me blood and I promise you freedom! (1944)
SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE

The great Calcutta killings (1946)
SHYAMAPROSAD MOOKERJEA

Opening address to the Constituent Assembly
Of Pakistan (1947)
MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH

The dawn of freedom (1947)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU


Part Two: 1948-2007

The light has gone out (1948)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

My father, don’t rest (1948)
SAROJINI NAIDU

Why I killed Gandhi (1949)
NATHURAM GODSE

Closing speech of the first
Constituent assembly of India (1949)
B.R. AMBEDKAR

Temples of the new age (1954)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU


On the Five-Year Plans (1955)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

The Hindu Code Bill (1955)
J.B. KRIPALANI

The Kashmir issue (1952)
SHYAMAPROSAD MOOKERJEA

Tibet (1959)
ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

A myth (1968)
J.R.D. TATA

The presidential system (1968)
J.R.D. TATA

Importance of NGOs (1969)
JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN

Tragedy in Bangladesh (1971)
INDIRA GANDHI

Proclamation of emergency (1975)
INDIRA GANDHI

The education of a film-maker (1982)
SATYAJIT RAY

Lowering the voting age to eighteen (1988)
RAJIV GANDHI

Panchayati Raj (1989)
RAJIV GANDHI

Present economic situation (1991)
MANMOHAN SINGH

The future of Indo-US relations (1994)
NARASIMHA RAO

Why Ayodhya is a setback (1992)
L.K. ADVANI

The fatwa (1993)
SALMAN RUSHDIE

On Foundation’s Day (1992)
VIKRAM SETH

Our culture, their culture (1995)
AMARTYA SEN

Renunciation (2004)
SONIA GANDHI

On Jinnah (2005)
L.K. ADVANI


In Lahore (1999)
ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

On the 2550th anniversary of Buddha’s
Mahaparinivrvana (2007)
GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI

Rekindling a spark of enthusiasm (1982)
J.R.D. TATA


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