Remembering Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Thailand Book Launch

March 23

Dean of Humanities in Chiang Mai University (CMU) Dr Rawee Jansong released a Thai-Hindi-English trilingual book Remembering Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Thailand authored by Consul Krishna Chaitanya at a function held at the Faculty of Humanities to mark the Martyrs’Day of India.

Bhagat Singh was a young revolutionary freedom fighter of India who was executed along with his fellow revolutionaries Sukhdev and Rajguru – all barely 23 years of age – at Lahore Central Jail on the evening of March 23,1931, a day ahead of their scheduled hanging, and then their bodies stealthily cut into pieces and burnt by the British colonial regime.

The book has been translated into Thai by Assistant Professor at the Bharatvidya Division in CMU and World Hindi Award Winner Dr Pattama Sawangsri who gave a presentation on the revolutionary. Later, two videos of the home of Bhagat Singh, now in Pakistan, were shown.

Speaking on the Occassion, Consul Krishna stated that the book is the outcome of a group effort which included Mr Ranjeet Singh, Dr Dipti Sharma of CMU, and Dr Sharin Bhatia with the initial prompt coming from Mr Jagjit Singh and Mr Subhash Mantala. He added that the entire proceeds of the book will go into the Bharatvidya Development Fund of CMU which will have the full copyright of the book.

Director of India Studies Centre at CMU Dr Paruedee Nguitragool, President of the Inter-religious Committee of Chiangmai Mr Gangaram Batra, President of Gurudwara Singh Sabha Chiangmai Mr Subhash Mantala, former President of Indian Community Mr Ranjeet Singh and many others felicitated the author Consul Krishna and the translator Dr Pattama on this occasion. The book will be available from the Bharatvidya Division of CMU.

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