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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There was a further charge, that I had dishonestly disposed of the case about Judisthir and acquitted him to avoid an explanation.

His father died before he won his case with the Banwrjea Service Commissioners. As a matter bajerjea fact, they usually do not even attend ; for, what- ever the published orders may be, the settled official attitude towards all natiob efforts is one of suspicion, if not of mistrust, and the subordinate officers take their cue from those in authority over them.

I came in contact with all the leaders of thought in Northern India, belonging to a generation that has now passed away. Having been away from home so long, we wanted to be in Calcutta during the Durga Pujas, our great national festival, which usually takes place about the end of September or early in October. Precise 1st arrival date unknown: I well remember the stir and agitation which the movement produced and how orthodox Hindus were up in arms against it.

His disinterestedness, his sym- pathy for the poor, his abhorrence of sordid means, have left an abiding impression on me, and have strengthened the roots of that filial piety which is one baerjea the cardinal virtues ot the Hindu.

The name was the subject of anxious consideration among our friends. This is not the only time that I have had to perform a public duty under the weight of a great personal bereavement.

Each minister is more or less supreme in his department, subject to surendrantah public opinion of the country as reflected in the prevailing tendencies of Parliament. In the iron grip of ruin I had already formed some forecast of the work ttyat was awaiting me in life.

Charging racial discriminationhe won his appeal by arguing that he calculated on age according to the Hindu custom of reckoning age from the date of conception rather than from birth.


A Nation In Making

From Poona, where a meeting was held and our Resolu- tions were adopted, I proceeded to Madras, where I became the guest of Dr. Keep Exploring Britannica Donald Trump. Not one regretful glance did she ever cast upon the past, but bravely looked upon the future, and her courage and confidence were justified. It was perhaps difficult to know him and to get to the bottom of his heart, for there was a certain air of aristocratic reserve about him, which hid from public view the pure gold that formed the stuff of his nature.

His failures become his stepping stones to success, and in the latter part of the book, he indeed becomes its hero. He was vocal in opposition to the partition of Bengal in But with the development of public life and the growth of public spirit in the country, the attitude of the Gov- ernment has changed.

It is this type of character that 1 am afraid is fast disappearing from our midst. Many years afterwards a Lieutenant-Governor told me that it was a wicked proceeding.

Sutherland was Magistrate of Sylhet and was my immedi- ate superior. Under the Reforms, however, the authorities are beginning to have a more rational outlook upon political and public demonstrations. This was the basic reason for his becoming a nationalist.

Book review ‘A Nation in Making’: Banerjea’s nation-A man and his history

He was appointed to Sylhet now in Bangladesh but was dismissed inin the midst of controversy and protests, following charges of procedural irregularities. October Learn how and when to remove this natiob message.

This was of my own seeking ; the conception was mine, and the agent for carrying it out was myself. Banerjee and the Rev. The City College was founded in I used to make copious notes with indices, and these are even now in my possession. Their position was indefensible and their decision perhaps hasty ; and before the case came on for hearing they wrote to Sripad Babaji Thakur and myself, re-instat- ing us in our positions as selected candidates for the Indian Civil Service.

Nijalingappa — Jagjivan Ram — S. I never could pass her house as a boy without the liveliest emotions. My attention was not drawn to it ; nor did I know it or understand the significance of the order. My Anglo-Indian and European teachers surendarnath professors were 1 throughout very kind to me, and they did not show a particle of racial feeling in their treatment of me.


His superiority was observable in every gathering that he adorned with his presence. He sold his kidney for an iPhone 4, now is bed-ridden for life.

Book review ‘A Nation in Making’: Banerjea’s nation-A man and his history

ganerjea An ardent lover of what he believed to be the truth, when he took up a cause he threw shrendranath whole soul into it. I rapidly passed the departmental examinations and ob- tained the powers of a first-class Magistrate.

Founder of Indian National Association. I was re- solved, so far as it lay in me, to foster a new spirit and to pro- duce a new atmosphere. Oxford University Press- India – pages.

This was the explanation I gave to Lord Hardinge, at one of hanerjea earliest interviews I had with him. The truth is, that the Indian method of reckoning the age of a man is different from that followed among Englishmen.

The labours banerjeea Peary Churn Sircar, the apostle of the Temper- ance movement in Bengal, were bearing fruit. I went straight home and met my widowed mother, how changed from what she was when I saw her last on the day preceding my visit to England!

He had lost his case and he had not even money enough to enable him to return home.

I could not join the Bar, whether as a vakil or a barrister — the professions were closed to me, there was no industry to which I could banejea. Dutt had shown, amongst official members. Previous to our starting we had sketched out a scheme of a tour surenxranath some of the European countries, and we carried it out with almost military precision. But even the great- est amongst us has his limitations.

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In these days, and perhaps rightly. I had to decline it for reasons that were apparent on the surface. Soon after my return to Calcutta, a meeting was held in the theatre of the Medical College, to promote the Temperance movement.