INVOCATION – March 2022

It is a wonderful blessedness to be able to forgive our enemies, to wipe off all offence, insult, outrage in one act of instantaneous love. – Pratap Chandra Majumdar * * * * He prayeth best who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For our dear God who loveth us.He made and loveth all. – Coleridge * * * * Seek not your own life – for that is death but seek how you can best and most joyfully give Read More …

Editorial – March 2022

The last month of the Bengali calendar starts from the middle of March and this is perhaps the last month of spring in the Indian subcontinent. The scorching heat of summer starts well before summer knocks at our door officially and the climate is rendered much warmer due to our constant embarrassment of the eco-system. This year the charms of this beautiful season has eluded us even more as the world is caught in the grip of a violent war Read More …

Education Reforms in India Post Independence (Part – V)

By Sudakshina Kundu Mookerjee Higher Education:So far, the graduation courses in general streams of science, humanities and commerce in Indian colleges have consisted of three years of training at the end of which the students were awarded bachelor’s degrees. Earlier some of the Universities awarded bachelor degrees in ‘Pass’ courses without any specialisation, after two years while an honours or specialisation course was all of three years. However, some special institutions of excellence were allowed to offer a four years-long Read More …

Tribute – Heramba Chandra Maitra

Brief Biography: Heramba Chandra Maitra was born in the year 1858 CE and died in 1938 CE. He was the principal of City College, Calcutta., which was founded as a school in 1879, and subsequently raised to a College in 1881 by a number of patriotic members of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj including Ananda Mohan Bose, Sivanath Shastri, Umesh Chandra Dutta and himself among others. An adoring student of Charles Tawney, he was steeped in Carlyle, Emerson and William Wordsworth. He Read More …

Gleanings – From the Pen of Shri Beni Madhab Das

Extracts from the Presidential address of the Theistic Conferences (taken from the booklet published on the occasion of his Memorial Service) The Brahmo Samaj: The Brahmo Samaj movement is the movement of worship, where work is worship and worship is work. The two, although different in form and values , are integrated into one whole. The worship may be in the transcendent height – of Brahma in the Turiya (self-transcendent) state and of Brahma or God in his self-manifestation. The Read More …