A NATION IN MAKING SURENDRANATH BANERJEA PDF

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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Bose had come back from England a few months before me, and had founded makijg Students’ Association of Calcutta, of which he was the President. I am in the evening of my life, soon perhaps to join him for whom I grieved. Cotton Gokhale Naoroji R.

They could not disavow him, one of their most trusted colleagues. We have heard complaints in these days about the treatment of Indian students in England and the prejudice that is supposed to exist against them. But whether as a Brahmo, or as a Hindu, he was one of the finest of men and one of the most agreeable of companions.

It was the last sight I was destined to have of him in this world ; for he died while I was away in England. Their work lies buried in the forgotten columns of contemporary newspapers.

A Nation In Making

Yet this distinguished Ln Servant, such was the reactionary tendency in those days, never rose beyond the position of an officiating Commissioner of a Division, though an Indian Prince, one of the greatest in the Empire, the Maharaja of Baroda, subsequently, when Dutt was no longer in the Indian Civil Service, appointed him his Prime Mihister. The salary was small, Rs.

Banerjee was among the earliest Indian converts to Christianity. The money having been surendranqth for the purpose, Mr. The trial of the Communist prisoners was then going on and was exciting European interest. It is now only a day’s journey. I have often thought of hanerjea wonderful physical strength, and it has always struck me that, however much he might have been indebted to the training he had given himself, there must have been a basis, an original fund of physical stamina, to account for it.

The Memorial might have been despatched by post to the House of Commons, as had been done in similar cases in the past.

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

The success that had attended my efforts in Northern India encouraged my friends to depute me on the same mission to Western; and Southern, India. My success and his failure were necessarily, in a small place like Sylhet, the surendeanath of local gossip and comment. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. We protested, but we thought that discretion was the better part of valour, and we followed him to where he led us.

He passed the examinations of the Calcutta University with great credit After obtaining the B.

He was one of the truest and noblest men whom I have ever come across. The movements were simultaneous ; the preliminary arrangements were made independently, neither party knowing what the other was doing until on the eve of the sittings of the Conference and of the Congress. Posford, who was my senior as Assistant Magistrate, and myself appeared together at the departmental examination.

I made np my mind to proceed to England and to lay my case before the authorities of the India Office.

At the railway station at Howrah, Keshub Chunder Sen and other friends met us. Lovat Fraser of The Times has failed to whitewash. He presided at the Civil Service meet- ing at Aligarh, which accepted the Calcutta Resolutions, among which was one in favour of simultaneous examinations. He did not like it that I should have passed and that Mr. Sat- yendra Nath Tagore was the first Indian Civilian. The members of my family have always enjoyed exceptional health, and I ascribe the fact largely to the absence of child-marriage for generations among them.

Its constitution was modelled on that of the Indian Association of Calcutta. He was seated in an easy-chair at one end of the room ; I was reclining on a sofa at the other end. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: It took me fully a week to reach Sylhet from Calcutta. Young as 1 was, I felt an interest in what natikn going on ; and one of the earliest recollections of my boyhood is the sense of grief that I felt at the lot of a Brahmin girl, a neighbour of mine who had surendranatg lost her husband, and how strongly I wished her to be re-married.

I was in great demand as a speaker and never spared myself. I left the Metropolitan Institution in March, It has done valuable public work for the province. His indomitable spirit caused the Englishmen to pun on his name — Surrender Not! She firmly stood by me in this dark crisis, and never thought that ruin and confusion had natikn us.

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I was re- solved, so far as it lay in me, to foster a new spirit and to pro- duce a new atmosphere. The rich Brahminical possession of plain living and high thinking gave them a dignity that no wealth could confer. This book is an excellent treatise of history in the making set forth in crisp and lucid English hardly heard today. There was a drunken man confined in the room.

A friend, now dead, who achieved considerable distinction as a member of the Calcutta Bar, advised me in a sympathetic nanerjea that I should change my name, go to Australia and seek out a career there for myself. His superiority was observable in every gathering that he adorned with his presence.

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

It sounded the death-knell of the Vernacular Press Act, and, what is even more important, it disclosed the growing power of the middle class, who could act with effect for the protection of their interests, even though the wealthier classes were lukewarm, and official influence was openly arrayed against them. But he was a strict disciplinarian and on one occasion he called me mara Brahmin a sheepish Brahminand I refused to baenrjea back to the pathsala.

But I pressed on. He gave me as much work as I could manage to get through, and he treated me at first with cordiality and with a sense of lofty patronage, of which surendranqth liked to make a display. In he was knighted and accepted office as minister of local self-government in Bengal.

I said to my friend, 4 Why do you stop? Life was to him a pleasant sunshine, bright- ened by the cheeriness of his own home. Monomohan Ghose, met us at Southampton and took us to Loudon.

My friends talked away the makinb night. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.