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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Banerjea was born into a distinguished family of Brahmans. Nor did an active political agitation, or the creation of public opinion by direct appeals to the people, form a part of its recognized programme.

I discarded his revolutionary teachings as unsuited to the circumstances of India and as fatal to its normal develop- ment, along the lines of natlon and orderly progress ; but I inculcated, with all the emphasis that I could command, the enduring lessons of his noble life, lived for the sake of others, his lofty patriotism, his self-abnegation, and his heroic devotion to the interests of humanity.

Bonnnerjee and taken to London. Ananda Mohan Bose hurried to my house.

Gandhi Mukherjee Shinde Kharge. As I have already observed, I was furnished with a copy of the report of the Commission by the Government of India, and I was informed that they had recommended my dismissal.

When an unpopular measure is passed, the public for the moment submit as to the stroke of an inevitable fate. We thanked him, of course, though we made it clear that we expected more.

ma,ing In my troubles with the Civil Service Commissioners he gave me all the help that he could, and enlisted the sympathies of Charles Dickens, the great novelist, who wrote a strong article in Good Wordsa journal that he edited. Selected pages Page ii. In the iron grip of ruin I had already formed natin forecast of the work ttyat was awaiting me in life. Within a few weeks after the publication of my name in the list of successful candidates my troubles began.


A Nation In Making

The name was the subject of anxious consideration among our friends. All of a sudden, he stopped reading, and, with a sad face and swollen eyes, struggling to conceal his emotion, he gazed affectionately at me.

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I felt that my dismissal was a relief.

Between the students and myself there grew up an attachment makiing I regarded as one of my most valued possessions. Sutherland, and then between the Government and myself ; and to me it was a real relief when it was all over and I knew where I stood.

Surendranath Banerjee

inn It is a fully-equipped, first-grade college, with a high school attached surendrqnath it with nearly 2, students all told. My career in school and college and in the University was fairly distinguished. His opinions regarding the Minto-Morley Council, Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, participation in Swadeshi, his fight for making Calcutta University autonomous kept Banerjea at the helm of plenary action. My father took a personal interest in this part of my education, for, being a doctor, he realized that health is the mking of all success in life.

It has ceased to exist and some of its leading members have joined the Indian Association. It may not be out of place to reproduce some remarks that I made in this connection in one of my speeches: Journal of the association of physicians of india. I am in the evening of my life, soon perhaps to join him for whom I grieved.

Surendranath Banerjee – Wikipedia

Our jaking activities are reacting upon our social system, and the upward movement, with occa- sional aberrations, is visible along the entire line. In striking contrast with the irritability of the Sanskrit professor was the sweet serenity, the real love of life and the work of life which Professor Henry Morley displayed in all his dealings with us.


My faxfiily was makign outcasted. It was fortunate that the Indian Association had been formed five years before, and that there was this organization to voice the sentiments of the ‘middle class. It elicited an autograph reply from the Right Hon. The Patriotic Association has banwrjea ; the Congress has continued to live and flourish.

From those early days the levelling influence of knowledge ln presented to me in a concrete form, which in itself was a part of my education ; and when, after having taken my B. He was always working and always smiling. I closed my eyes upon the past and resolutely set them upon the future, which 1 painted with a hue as radiant as circumstances permitted.

There was a problem with your submission. The Indian Association resolved upon organizing a national movement. We started about the hottest time of the year, and Babu Nilcomol Mitter of Allahabad, with whom I was in correspondence regarding this tour, warned me that I was incurring makijg grave risk.

He came to me as a pauper and indeed a ruined man. As for the consequences, my friend, who was a lawyer, maoing I agreed that nothing serious need be apprehended, so long as we were moderate and kept within constitutional bounds. Their work lies buried in the forgotten columns of contemporary newspapers.

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