INVOCATION – July 2021

The true object of religion is to bind mankind together, and to bind them all to God. – Keshub Chandra Sen *   *   *   *   * When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Khalil Gibran *   *   *   *   * You are today where your thoughts have brought you;you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen

Editorial – July 2021

India is a nation of ‘unity in diversity’. There are wide variances in our cultural, religious and social spheres due to our multi-ethnicity. Over millennia, the Indian sub-continent had been populated by people both indigenous as well as those coming in phases over time. The popular belief is that the original inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent belonged to the first wave of the homo-sapiens who migrated between 70,000 to 100,000 years ago from the continent of Africa, probably in search Read More …

Relevance of Brahmo Ideals in Today’s World – The Brahmo Way of Life (Part -4)

By Keshab Chand Challa The compilation of the second part involved considerable labour and was not a work of ease and inspiration like that of the first part. This part comprises texts from the ancient religious literature of Hinduism like Manu Samhita, Mahabharat, Gita, Mahanirvan Tantra etc. Brahmo Dharma Part II enunciates 1. the Brahmo house-holder’s duty towards various members of the family , more specifically to parents. 2. It sets forth the ideal of married life, which is commended Read More …

The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi – Part III

By Prof. Santanu Sen Worsening of relations between Hindus and Muslims was still alarming. But during the freedom struggle they forgot their differences and fought the common enemy together till the movement started to falter. The chauvinistic and communal sentiments were stirred up by the authorities. Gandhiji realised that it was imperative to build up the forces of ‘Satyagraha’. He set politics aside and devoted his efforts to restoring friendly relations between communities, which he called constructive work to education Read More …

Tributes – Sib Chandra Deb

20 July 1811 – 12 November 1890 Sib Chandra Deb, born on 20th July 1811, was a disciple of Henry Vivian Derozio. Sib Chandra joined the Hindu College in 1825. Being one of the earliest batches of this esteemed college Sib Chandra was one of the few of the first young men who were well versed in English. Sib Chandra Deb was brilliant and was awarded with a scholarship to study in the college. He was very proficient in mathematics Read More …

Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Library (Part – 1)

Gautam Neogy Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was founded in Calcutta on 15th May, 1878. Presently it’s address is 211 Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata 700006. Although a religious organisation, the importance of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj library lies in the fact that over the last 125 years it has not only been at the centre of the cultural regeneration of Calcutta, but many of its stalwarts, empowered by liberal thoughts and rational ideas, have helped to play vital roles in national scenario. Pandit Read More …

Notice – July 2021

Matrimonial   Alliance invited for a Kolkata based Brahmo Girl, 25 years, B. Tech, 5 ft 2 in, software professional. Contact: 9433070710   Correction our June 2021 issue in “Domestic News” section within the “Marriage Ceremony” report, the name of Smt. Atasi Nath was omitted by mistake from the list of singers in the said ceremony. We are extremely sorry for this unintentional omission.