Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Indian Express Reports: Punjab to Assam: Writer returns her Padma Shri, another his Akademi "To kill those who stand for truth and justice put us to shame in the eyes of the world and God. In protest, therefore, I return the Padma Shri award", said Tiwana.

सर कलम कर दो लब आजाद रहेंगे! हिटलर के राजकाज में भी संस्कृतिकर्मी प्रतिरोध के मोर्चे पर लामबंद थे

सर कलम कर दो लब आजाद रहेंगे! हिटलर के राजकाज में भी संस्कृतिकर्मी प्रतिरोध के मोर्चे पर लामबंद थे

बनारस के साहित्‍य अकादमी पुरस्‍कृत लेखक फोन क्‍यों नहीं उठा रहे? कॉलबैक भी नहीं कर रहे? दो के मोबाइल में तो मेरा नंबर सेव है, फिर भी फोन लगाए आठ घंटा हो गया लेकिन कोई जवाब नहीं?

Siddhant Mohan, कासी बाबा को जगाइए। Lenin Raghuvanshi, ज्ञानेंद्रपति के घर पहुंचिए। Panini Anand, कासी के तहू फोन लगावा। पूछा, का खयाल हव? केदारजी भी सिरे से गायब हैं। जगूड़ीजी तो नहीं लौटा रहे, इतना पक्‍का है। अरुण कमल के बारे में नो कमेंट!

Indian Express Reports:

Punjab to Assam: Writer returns her Padma Shri, another his Akademi

"To kill those who stand for truth and justice put us to shame in the eyes of the world and God. In protest, therefore, I return the Padma Shri award", said Tiwana.

-Written by Parul | Chandigarh | Updated: October 13, 2015 9:01 pmdalip
Author Dalip Kaur Tiwana

Dalip Kaur Tiwana, a novelist and short story writer from Punjabi, announced Tuesday that she is returning her Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award. Tiwana, 80, is the first to give up a Padma award to express "solidarity with writers who are protesting against increasing cultural intolerance in our society and politics".

Assamese litterateur and journalist Homen Borgohain also returned his Sahitya Akademi award, which he received in 1978 for his novel Pita Putra. He cited the killing of a man in Dadri over rumours of cow slaughter as the trigger, and said he was protesting against the "growing fascist tendency in the country" and "evil forces" that are "trying to hit hard at the core ideology of Indian civilisation and culture".


Tiwana, who received the Padma Shri in 2004 for Literature and Education, is also the recipient of a Sahitya Akademi Award. "I had something big to give up, for a cause I believe in and which is close to my heart, and this is my way of protest. Minorities are being crushed and writers and rationalists are being murdered, and no one is allowed to speak," Tiwana told The Indian Express.

Tiwana, who used teach Punjabi at Patiala's Punjab University and is now a writer-in-residence there, added, "In this land of Gautama Buddha and Guru Nanak Dev, the atrocities committed on the Sikhs in 1984 and on the Muslims currently because of communalism are an utter disgrace to our state and society."

"In the 21st century, we are killing those who stand up for truth; it's a shame in the eyes of god," Tiwana, who received the Akademi award in 1971 for her novel Eho Hamara Jivana (This our life), said. "I laud this form of protest and hope this will make common people think and also give them a voice and remind them that secularism is most important."

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अछूत रवींद्रनाथ का दलित विमर्श
Out caste Tagore Poetry is all about Universal Brotherhood which makes India the greatest ever Ocean which merges so many streams of Humanity!
आप हमारा गला भले काट दो,सर कलम कर दो लब आजाद रहेंगे! क्योंकि हिटलर के राजकाज में भी जर्मनी के संस्कृतिकर्मी भी प्रतिरोध के मोर्चे पर लामबंद सर कटवाने को तैयार थे।जो भी सर कटवाने को हमारे कारवां में शामिल होने को तैयार हैं,अपने मोर्चे पर उनका स्वागत है।स्वागत है।
प्रोफेसर चमनलाल ने भी लौटाया साहित्य अकादमी से मिला अनुवाद पुरस्कार #SahityaAkademiAward

प्रोफेसर चमनलाल ने भी लौटाया साहित्य अकादमी से मिला अनुवाद पुरस्कार #SahityaAkademiAward

असम के प्रख्यात साहित्यकार बोर्गोहैन भी लौटाएंगे साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार #SahityaAkademiAward

असम के प्रख्यात साहित्यकार बोर्गोहैन भी लौटाएंगे साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार #SahityaAkademiAward

Why do I quote Nabarun Bhattacharya so often?
এই মৃত্যু উপত্যকা আমার দেশ নয়!
এই মৃত্যু উপত্যকা আমার দেশ নয়!Nabarun Da declared it in seventies!

Bengal has no courage to raise voice against the fascist racist HIT LIST or the governance of Fascism,I am afraid to speak out.Rest of India follows Nabarunda in creativity as creativity is all about the acts activated to sustain humanity and nature.Reactionaries have taken over the world and Bengal remains the colony!

Palash Biswas

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