Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let us WRITE, right now ...

Today I visited one library & went thru some books. First was "World Famous Speeches" by Dr B R Kishore, New Light Publishers, New Delhi. It included speeches of Adolf Hitler, Atal Bihari Vajpeyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Neharu, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan etc. But there is nothing about Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Architect of a Great Constitution!
Other Books were "100 Great Lives" by John Canning, Publisher- Rupa & Co. ,"1000 Great Events" by Lynne Sabel; "Great Lives " by Plantagenet Somerset Fry ... which were on the same tune excluding Dr Babasaheb & our leaders.
I went thru number of Essay Books for students, which excluded Babasaheb & tunned mere traditional & slanted information and thinking. Even the text books are on the same road. Think the impact of such matter on young minds and people at large.
Why we are not coming forward to write such books. Some books are just compilation of edited texts. Secondly, writing essay books, guides, notes, articles, jokes, openion in press, remarks in media, comments on net... etc. ... not beyond our ability. Language problems can be solved. Even texts can be get checked and edited by experts or copy editors. We may form writers' guilds, groups... Anyway we must write ... as we can ... in any language we can ... ! Let us promote people to write!
It will be ... a help, a contribution to Dr Babasaheb's dream of Prabuddha Bharat!

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