Sharpening her assault in opposition to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP was trying to break the spine of Bengali-culture with the assistance of distorted information.
“Of late, the BJP is trying to break the spine of Bengali culture. They are trying to break the Bengali pride, erase our history, change the geographic boundary and hit the political ideology with violence. Bengal’s culture is not the one which they are trying to present,” stated Banerjee whereas including that she by no means tagged Indians as outsiders.
The Trinamool Congress supremo was addressing the media at Birbhum district on Monday. She is on a two day go to to the district.
“All information and cultural hubs in the country are being attacked so that their spines could be broken. Be it Puducherry University, JNU or Nalanda University. Outsiders have captured Visva Bharati (set up by Rabindranath Tagore),” she added.
Also learn: MHA extends Covid-19 guidelines till January
Union house minister Amit Shah had visited Visva Bharati on December 20 whereas he was tenting within the state for 2 days to bolster the BJP’s marketing campaign within the run-up to the essential state meeting elections in 2021.
Shah, who had held a mega roadshow in Birbhum, was impressed with the massive turnout. Banerjee is scheduled to maintain a roadshow on the identical route on Tuesday.
The BJP has hit again.
“The Mamata Banerjee administration has failed to address the burning problems of the state. They know they would lose and are hence attacking the BJP with baseless allegations and opposing the Narendra Modi-led government,” stated Samik Bhattacharya, BJP spokesperson within the state.
Banerjee additionally stated that Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is being attacked by the BJP for his views in opposition to the Union authorities. This is, nonetheless, not the primary time that she has stated this.
“Amartya Sen is being attacked for his views against the Union government. This is completely unacceptable. Just like, I am being attacked for my political views,” she stated whereas speaking to reporters.
Banerjee had earlier written a letter to Sen expressing her anguish after Visva Bharati, a central college, and had allegedly stated that Sen’s household was in unlawful possession of land on the campus.
Amartya Sen in his letter to Banerjee wrote, “Your strong voice, along with your full understanding of what is going on, is, for me, a tremendous source of strength.”
Noted Bengali author Bani Basu’s 1990 novel “Swet Patharer Thala”, made into an award-profitable film starring Aparna Sen, is now obtainable in an English model.
Regarded a basic of Bengali literature, the novel is likely one of the early texts to have talked in regards to the agony, wrestle and liberation of the oriental girl.
“A Plate of White Marble” tells the story of the ‘new woman’ of an period that simply witnessed the independence of a nation.
Bandana, the protagonist, although grieves over her husband Abhijit Bhattacharya’s early demise, finally stops conforming to the social connotation and beliefs of widowhood, in a bid to save lots of her son Abhirup.
Abhirup can not tolerate her mom in the apparel of a widow. And psychologically, it hurts him to such an extent that, with the physician’s recommendation, Bandana begins to put on colored saree with jewelry just for the sake of her son.
She dares to start her life afresh in each attainable sense, due to her uncle. But naturally, the street proves to be filled with thorns as she steadily faces ridicule from many quarters of the society.
She leaves for her parental residence with Abhirup and manages a job with the assistance of her husband’s pal. Abhirup learns portray from an artist named Sudipto sarkar. One day she meets him. Gradually by means of completely different incidents, they arrive in shut contact with one another.
Sudipto steadily proves to be the one particular person to get the heart beat of a dying Bandana. He even sketches a sequence of work conserving her because the mannequin, introspecting the internal dying cells of the introvert girl.
Abhirup can not settle for this relationship and he is able to go away her for that. At final she leaves the concrete protected partitions solely to work for a far larger purpose. She joins an orphanage venture and thus liberates herself eventually.
Regarded as one of the vital versatile up to date writers in Bengali, Basu has been writing on numerous matters starting from historical past and mythology to society, psychology and gender.
A Sahitya Akademi award winner, a few of her different novels embody “Antarghat” (The Enemy Within), “Maitreya Jatak” (The Birth of the Maitreya), and “Kharap Chhele” (Dark Afternoons).
(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)
Follow extra tales on Facebook and Twitter
Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s well being situation deteriorated further on Monday evening with docs saying his kidneys have began malfunctioning.
The octogenarian actor who had examined optimistic for Covid-19 on October 6 and has been hospitalised at a Kolkata hospital since then, needed to be placed on ventilator on Monday afternoon.
“He is not that well and his health condition has definitely deteriorated. Ventilation support has been started. The gastrointestinal bleeding, though we have managed to stop it, has created some repercussions in the body. His platelet count was pretty low. The bleeding, the medication and dehydration however has taken a toll on his kidney functions as a result of which the urea creatinine levels have gone up while his urine output is not satisfactory,” Dr Arindam Kar, who’s main a workforce of docs treating the thespian, instructed media individuals late on Monday evening.
One of probably the most celebrated actors in Bengal, Chatterjee has obtained many awards and honours together with the Padma Bhushan, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, National Awards and Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna. He is greatest recognized for his collaboration with Oscar-winner Satyajit Ray and the Feluda sequence.
“We are trying to get him better than what he is now. But the challenges are very steep. Time and again new issues are cropping up because of his age, comorbidities and repercussions of so much medication,” said the final medical bulletin issued late on Monday evening.