Great Masters Series: Bhishma Sahni Mahesh Mishra (DVD)

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Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi
From the CD

Bhishm Sahni, great writer, theatre personality, social worker, shares some reminiscences with Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan. The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the national movement for freedom, along with reform movements. There were more revolutions led by people like Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh’s hanging gave a fill up to their patriotism. It was not a question of whether violence was right or wrong. Sahni feels that today our attention is being diverted from socio-cultural problems. During boyhood, Sahni says, ideology had a meaning and there was faith, connected with a goal, an objective. Today, at individual level there are commitments, but at social level there are materialist values. Our cultural legacy-Sanskriti-is no longer valued. But Sahni believes that our country will find a way to move forward.

Prof. Mahesh Mishra The great Gandhian and freedom fighter, who spent his life in the service of the nation, shares some of his experiences and views with Rajiv Malaviya. At the age of ninety two, he has been a staunch believer in Gandhian teachings. He went to jail many times, but being active in freedom struggle, he never aspired for any lucrative position after independence. His only regret is that the Gandhian path is at a discount, because of other priorities. He talks about movement, partition and post-partition politics. What is impressive about him is that he airs his views lucidly.

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