Preface to the E-Seminar
Desh Raj Sirswal
“I am a man and all that affects mankind concerns me” a beautiful thought of Shaheed Bhagat Singh which reflects the real nature of this great personality. Generally which is propagated and learned students in school, college, university text-books is a misinterpretation of his ideas and philosophy. His whole personality is devaluated by his following quote, which is only a matter of particular thinking:
“If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intension to kill anybody. We have bombed the British Government. The British must quite India make her free.”
His whole thinking misinterpreted only by this types of quotations mislead us from his revolutionary socialist democratic philosophy. His ideas are also propagated as a nationalistic character yet it is injustice with his ideology. We can find the real character of his philosophy when we compare it with available universal socialist thinking. Social democracy is officially a reformist democratic socialist political ideology.Contemporary social democracy advocates freedom from discrimination based on differences of ability/ disability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Philosophy of Bhagat Singh reflects upon all social problems which have a universal character. Here we have collected three articles written by a professional thinker, a student and a teacher respectively. Present initiative becomes an online anthology related to Bhagat Singh. We need those ideas which contribute to man’s individual and social life. Two annexure are included here. First introduces his main writing available online and second annexure is our advt., reflecting various topics to do future work on his philosophy.
The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Srudies (CPPIS) always ready to do some creative work in this regard and have some future plan to produce some publication related to Philosophy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Hope this programme will be considered heartily by our members and fellow beings.
Dr Desh Raj Sirswal
23rd March, 2012