Posts Tagged ‘Rationalist Movement’

Tribute to Marathi Rationalist Activist Martyr Dr. Narendra Dabholkar : A Radio programme in Bengali

A Radio programme in Bengali titled ‘Drishtipat’ in protest of the brutal assassination of Eminent Marathi Rationalist Activist Martyr Dr. Narendra Dabholkar broadcast from ‘Akashvani Kolkata’ on 9 September, Monday at 9-30 pm. Presented and Produced by Dr. Manaspratim Das. A gentle apology for poor quality of audio as it is an ordinary cell phone recording.
Total duration: 27:56 minutes. 

কুসংস্কার বিরোধী আন্দোলনের শহীদ ডা: নরেন্দ্র দাভোলকর স্মরণে ৯ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৩, আকাশবাণী কলকাতা কেন্দ্র থেকে সম্প্রচারিত বিশেষ বেতার অনুষ্ঠান ‘দৃষ্টিপাত’।
উপস্থাপনা ও প্রযোজনা: ড: মানসপ্রতিম দাস। অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহণ করেছিলেন বিশিষ্ট জ্যোতির্বিজ্ঞানী ড: অমলেন্দু বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়, বিশিষ্ট সাহিত্যিক স্বপ্নময় চক্রবর্তী, দেবাশিস্‌ ভট্টাচার্য (সাধারণ সম্পাদক, ভারতীয় বিজ্ঞান ও যুক্তিবাদী সমিতি), সাধন বিশ্বাস (সম্পাদক, ‘হেতুবাদী সাময়িকী’ পত্রিকা), শুভপ্রতিম রায়চৌধুরী (আমরা-এক সচেতন প্রয়াস) প্রমুখ।
রেডিও থেকে সরাসরি মোবাইল ফোনে রেকর্ডিং-এর কারণে শব্দের গুণগত মানের ত্রুটির জন্য আন্তরিকভাবে দুঃখিত।

People’s Science and Rationalist Movement in West Bengal

A Brief History of Science Movement

BIJNAN ANDOLONER SANGKHIPTO ITIHAS

A Brief History of Science Movement written by Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay is a research article on the history of Science movement and the development of scientific consciousness and rationalism in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh published in ‘Utsa Manush’, a popular Bengali little magazine on people’s science and culture. (From January-February 2000 to July-August 2001)

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BIJNAN ANDOLON-ER SANGKHIPTO ITIHAAS – SABYASACHI CHATTOPADHYAY

The Rationalist Movement in West Bengal

The Movement for the Development of Rationalism in West Bengal by Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay. It is a research paper on the development of Rationalist movement in West Bengal published in Contemporary History of India- IHC: Proceedings, 71st Session, 2010-2011

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THE MOVEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RATIONALISM IN WEST BENGAL

YUKTIR PATHE YATRA: PROSONGA PASCHIMBANGA
A Bengali Article by Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay


যুক্তির পথে যাত্রা : প্রসঙ্গ পশ্চিমবঙ্গ – সব্যসাচী চট্টোপাধ্যায়

A Bengali article on the brief history of Bharatiya Bijnan o Yuktibadi Samity and the advancement of Rationalism in West Bengal written by Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay. (Contemporary History of India : Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad, Volume- 14, Year-2000, Page-634-641)

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YUKTIR PATHE YATRA: PROSONGA PASCHIMBANGA

Courtesy:  Sabysachi Chattopadhyay, ‘Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad’ and ‘Utsa Manush’ magazine For any opinion, comment or suggestion please write to Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay (Email: sabya4@gmail.com)

“Guru Busters”, a popular documentary film produced and directed by the British film maker Robert Eagle, portrayed Indian Rationalists exhibiting and teaching many apparently “supernatural” stunts such as levitation, flesh piercing, live burials, fire walking etc. This documentary film, about the Indian Rationalists’ movement to obliterate superstition, religious hoax and quackery in India, provoked controversy with its vivid depiction of the activities of leading Indian rationalist campaigners. It showed that the alleged miracles of India’s god-men are little more than a magician’s petty tricks. The film was broadcast on Channel 4, BBC, UK, in the year 1995. I was in the documentary film and it was my great experience working with Robert and his team. I enjoyed a lot the shooting trip. I relish those memorable days when we travel around the villages of West Bengal from Fraud Fakir S. P. Ali’s hermitage (who made “miraculous” fire ball) at Barasat to the snake charmer’s village at Nadia district.
Please watch some interesting video clips from Robert Eagle’s documentary ‘GURU BUSTERS’ exposing supernatural stunts and tricksters in India, including some of the country’s most famous gurus and “god men”.  Click the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2D6C82AA61986624