The statement issued by the SAHMAT comes in the backdrop of DU’s decision to stop the sale and distribution of the Hindi translation of Chandra’s book, which refers to Bhagat Singh as a “revolutionary terrorist”.
Speakers at the event also mentioned the need to take forward Chandra’s unfinished research.
Indian scholarship is doubly bereaved, for it has lost a fine teacher and a good man.
Bipan Chandra’s life celebrated the virtues of revisionism.
Chandra was a passionate historian, but he never let political affiliation get in the way of personal and professional ties.
his last book Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi was published in 2012.
For him, past was a moral drama in more black-white than 50 shades of grey, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta.
Bipan Chandra told to stay on as NBT chief after farewell