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Constitutional studies ?

VITALIZING PARLIAMENTARY STUDIES

INDIA on Independence installed

Parliamentary studies on top niche

Set up Institute for it

Which galloped achieving heights.

The world turned their eyesto observe its  trajectory

Some predicted CONSTITUTIONAL
 crash down.

HOW LONG? One year ? TENTY FIVE ?

Will that indigenous masterpiece last ?

Asked some.

More than half  CENTURY WENT BY

 But IS THERE A DANGER FOR THE INSTITUTIONS??.

The question is how many people know how Parliament  works?

On how to raise claims or build pressures?

Not only the elite .  But the masses too?
Are there courses for villagers, in their local lingo.

Are These   Courses spread far and wide.

Available in all languages?

And of all varieties such as = Short time, on line courses ,

Is there literature produced for simple man to the sophisticated researcher?

Is this a failure of supporting institutions?

Mere oratory may not be a suitable foundation

How people will be attachedto Institutions?

The message must penetrate the heart of India.  

Random sound bites????

VITALIZING PARLIAMENTARY STUDIES

INDIA on Independence installed

Parliamentary studies on top niche

Which galloped achieving heights.

The world turned their eyes to observe its  trajectory

Some predicted its crash down.

HOW LONG? One year ? TWENTY FIVE ?

Will constitution last?

Over  A CENTURY WENT BY

IS THERE A DANGER FOR THE INSTITUTION?.

Should India have a future learn model for such studies ?

The question is how many people know how Parliament  works?

On how to raise claims or build pressures?

Not the elite only  .  But the masses too.
Are there courses for villagers, in their local lingo

Is there literature produced for simple man to the sophisticated researcher?

Is this a failure of institutions?

or failure of institutions supporting it

and culture sup;porting it.

HISTORY

There are multiple ways in writing history.

one can follow chronological order.

One can stick to facts and dates

one can refer to trends.

One can start with power brokers.

one can view from down to top

View point of masses..

there is critical history of history.

There is economic analysis of history.

Some historians have certain figure heads boosted  to write history.

some take pride and delight .

recall Emperor Agustus

A lot of Modern Dictators.

or history wrapped around  a humble child

History wrapped around a half clad  Fakir.

that vitalised  human spiritual power to defy  an Empire.

 

 

Random thoughts

writer’s freedom

My blogs

Am I a historian?

So  expected to have a certain trend ?

Some associate with my stand.

Am i expected to toe the same line.

Do I have the freedom to change.

My stand depends on moods.

Moods change

trends  in presentation will change.

Is that inconsistency in writng my problem?

If I share  in public , Do I violate your right?

OLD AND ELDERLY

Open University courses for  Senior Citizens?

Love and affection towards old was a traditional concept among past Goan Community.

It was weaved in practices and customs of the people .

Today in changing circumstances these concepts , traditions and institutions are crumbling.

One hears preachers thundering urging people not to fall prey to  cultre of neglect of  the old  and elderly

Could we provide some alternative ramifications ?

Does Goa need Open University courses, for  elderly and seniors?

Could they be organized by University/ or others ?

Discuss :Advantages and disadvantages

So many elderly may enjoy the thrill of university education.

They may enjoy the thrill to be young at heart.

Some of the old have vast experience and knowledge.

Courses designed by elderly

University Managed by elderly themselves.

Some Universities already have them

Could Goa provide new models.

exercise : Imagine such situation and descibe it in a imaginative piece

SHASHI THAROOR’S BOOK

ABOUT

 

What is said or not said in the  book !!!

 

Adding colours between  those brilliant lines is

 

 YOUR JOB       

 

COMPARE PORTUGUESE ,DUTCH., French entry in India

Differentiate between PORTUGUESE VISION AND THE REST.(GRAND , PRESUMPTIVE)??

 

Page xiii

1600: British Royal Charter forms the East India Company, beginning the process that will lead to the subjugation of India under British rule.  16-13-14: British East India Company sets up factory in Masulipatnam and trading post at Surat under William Hawkins.  Sir Thomas Roe presents his credentials as ambassador of King James I to the Mughal Emperor Jehangir.

DISCUSS Portuguese history in Indian ocean as compared to above ;

DISCUSS  AND DIFERENTIATE THE EXIT FROM INDIA 

Page xxiii on atonement

It is getting late for atonement, but not too late:  I, for one, dearly hope that a British Prime Minister will find the heart, and the spirit, to get on his or her knees at Jallianwala Bagh in 2019 and beg forgiveness from Indians in the name of his or her people for the unforgivable massacre that was perpetrated at that site a century earlier.  David Cameron’s rather mealy-mouthed description of the massacre in 2013 as a ‘deeply shameful event’ does not, in my view, constitute an apology.  Nor does the ceremonial visit to the site in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, who merely left their signatures in the visitors’ book, without even a redeeming comment.  Whoever the PM is on the centenary of that awful crime will not have been alive when the atrocity was committed, and certainly no British government of 2019 bears a shred of responsibility for that tragedy.

 

Discuss your take on ATTONMENT.

Discuss ALL ASPECTS, EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL, PHYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS

 

WILL IT EVER HAPPEN THAT THE BRITISH P.M. IS OF INDIAN ORIGIN?

The British conquest of India was the invasion and destruction of a high civilization by a trading company [ the British East India Company] utterly without scruple or principle, careless of art and greedy of gain, over-running with fire and sword a country temporarily disordered and helpless, bribing and murdering, annexing and stealing, and beginning that career of illegal and ‘legal’ plunder which has not {1930} gone on ruthlessly for one hundred and seventy-three years.

How far is it applicable or not to others. ???

 

Page 7

 

THE DEINDUSTRIALIZATION OF INDIA:  TAXATION, CORRUPTION & THE  ‘NABOBS’

Page 82

“ The  British used the term “Anglo-Indian” to refer to British people living and working in India, and “Eurasian” to refer to those of mixed parentage, usually the children of lower-ranking Europeans and “other ranks” who could not afford to snare one of the women from the ‘fishing fleet’ and ended up cohabiting with, and in a few cases marrying, Indian women.  Today, the descendants of these Eurasians are known as “Anglo-Indians’, a term that causes confusion to readers of colonial documents, where the term only refers to the English in India.

Is similarity reflected  among other colonial powers??

Page 95-96

THE (PARTLY) FREE PRESS

Apologists for Britain, and many critics, tend to give the Empire credit for introducing the concept of the free press to India, starting the first newspapers and promoting a consciousness of the rights a free citizen was entitled to enjoy.  It is certainly true that Indian nationalism and the independence movement could not have spread  across the country without the active involvement of the free press.

 

What was the role of press in goa??

Although the first printing press was introduced to the subcontinent by the Portuguese in 1550, it only printed books, as indeed did the first British printing press, established in Bombay in 1664.  It took more than a century for the first newspaper to be printed in India when, in 1780, James Augustus Hicky published his Bengal Gazette, or Calcutta General Advertiser.

 

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