Versing Voice of the Proletariat, Rabi Singh, cremated with State Honor

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Revolutionary poet Rabi Singh, whose verses were the voice of the proletariat passed away Sunday morning to the total disheartening of the entire State of Orissa. He was cremated with total State Honor at Sati Chaura, the famous crematorium in Cuttack where Orissa’s many men of letters have taken their last rest.

An avowed adversary of Brahminical order, he never believed in Heaven after death. I am posting below his poem IHAKALAR KABITA (Poetry of life in the world).

ଇହକାଳର କବିତା
ରବି ସିଂ

‘ପରକାଳେ’ ମୋର ବିଶ୍ଵାସ ନାହିଁ, ପରକାଳ ମରୀଚିକା,
ଇହକାଳେ କବି ଦେଖିଲି ଯେ ଛବି ପଶୁତାର ବିଭୀଷିକା ,
ସେହି ବିଭୀଷିକା ମଣିଷ ତିଆରି
ବିରୁଦ୍ଧେ ତାର ବିଦ୍ରୋହ କରି
ବେସାଲିସଭାବେ ଯେହେତୁ ଆସିଲି, ସେହି ହେତୁ ମୋତେ ଭାଲୁ
ଧରାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଧର୍ମଭଣ୍ଡ ପେଲ ‘ପରକାଳ’ ଗାଲୁ ।

ପରକାଳ ବୋଲି କିଛି ନାହିଁ, ନାହିଁ ଧର୍ମ ଓ ଭଗବାନ,
ସବୁ ତ ତମର ମନଗଢ଼ା କଥା ହେ ଭିକାରି ବ୍ରାହ୍ମଣ !
ଯାଜକ ପୂଜକ ପଣ୍ଡାର ଦଳ,
ମୁଲ୍ଲା, ଫକୀର, ତମେ ସବୁ ଚୋର,
ତମ ମନ୍ଦିର,ଗୀର୍ଜା,ମଜିତ୍,ଜଣାଣ,ନମାଜ୍ ଯେତେ
ସବୁ ଖାଲି ଏକ ଅବରୋଧ ସିନା ମାନବ ମୁକ୍ତି ପଥେ ।

ତମେ କୁହ “ଏଇ ପୃଥିବୀ ନରକ, ସ୍ଵର୍ଗେ ରହିଛି ସବୁ
ଜୀବନଟା ଖାଲି ଦି’ଦିନର ଖେଳ, ମିଛ ମାୟା ଆରେ ବାବୁ ।
ଇହକାଳେ ସବୁ ସହି ଯା ନୀରବେ
ପରକାଳେ ସୁଖ ପାଇବୁ ଟି ଯେବେ
ଦିନରାତି ଖାଲି କାମ କରି ଯାଆ, ଭାବ ନାହିଁ ମୂଲ କଥା ,
ଦେଲାବାଲା ଦେବ , ତୋ କଥା ବୁଝିବ , ଘୂରାଉ କାହିଁକି ମଥା?”

ରକ୍ତେ ରକ୍ତେ ଏଇ ପଙ୍ଗୁତା ଦେଇଅଛ ତମେ ଭରି
ଧନତନ୍ତ୍ରର ତମେ ଭଡ଼ାଟିଆ, ରଖିଅଛ ନିଶ ଦାଢ଼ି ।
କପାଳରେ କାଟି ଚିତା ଚଇତନ
ଚେତନାକୁ କର ପଛୁ ଦଂଶନ
ଯେତେ ଯାବତୀୟ ପାପର ବାହକ ତମେ ମହାସଇତାନ,
‘ସ୍ଵର୍ଗ’ରେ ଯେବେ ସବୁ ଅଛି, ତେବେ ଏଠି କିଆଁ କୀର୍ତ୍ତନ?

ପଳାଅ ତମର ‘ପରଲୋକେ’ ଆଉ ‘ସ୍ଵର୍ଗ’ ଯେଉଁଠି ଅଛି,
‘ଧରାର ନରକେ’ ସଂଗ୍ରାମ ଛଡ଼ା ନାହିଁ ତ ନାହିଁରେ କିଛି ।
ଲଢ଼ିବା, ହାରିବା, ପୁଣି ଲଢ଼ିବା
ଅକଲ୍ୟାଣକୁ ଭାଙ୍ଗି ଗଢ଼ିବା
ଆଗକୁ ମାଡ଼ିବା, ପଛକୁ ହଟିବା, ପୁଉଣି ପଡ଼ିବା କୁଦି,
ମାନବ ଜାତିର ଇତିହାସ ହେଲା ଶ୍ରେଣୀସଂଗ୍ରାମ ବେଦି ।

ଏଇ ସଂଗ୍ରାମେ ମଣଷ ଜିତିବ, ଜଳିବ ରକ୍ତତାରା
ପଦାଘାତେ ତାର ଭୁଶୁଡ଼ି ପଡ଼ିବ ଶୋଷଣବାଦର କାରା ।
ସମାଜ-ସିଂହାସନରେ ପୂଜିତ
ମେହନତୀ ମଣିଷର ମେହନତ-
ହେବାକୁ ବାଧ୍ୟ, ଦିନେ ନାହିଁ ଦିନେ, ଆଜି ବି ନହେଲେ କାଲି,
ପାହିବ ରାତ୍ରି, ଉଇଁବ ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ, ଆକାଶ ହୋଇବ ନାଲି ।

ତମ ‘ଭଗବତ ଗୀତା’ ଯା କହିଛି ସେ କଥାକୁ ହେଲେ ମାନ ।
ନାରାୟଣ ଯଦି ହେଲେ ଶ୍ରୀକୃଷ୍ଣ , ଜନତା ତ ଅର୍ଜୁନ ।
ଶୋଷକ, ଶାସକ ଏ ଯେ କୌରବ
ଏମାନେ ଖତମ୍ ହେବା ଗୌରବ
ମଲେ ବି ଏମାନେ ତଥାପି ଜୀବିତ, ଆତ୍ମା ଆମର ସିନା,
ତମ ‘ଥିଓରି’ରେ ଅର୍ଜୁନ ଯିଏ ‘ନିମିତ୍ତ’ ସିଏ କି ନା !

ଆଜି ଧରଣୀରୁ ଧନିକ, ବଣିକ, ସେଠ ସାହୁକାର ଜାତି
ମୂଳପୋଛ ହେବା ପଡ଼େ ଦରକାର, ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା ଅତି ।
ନିୟୁତ ନିୟୁତ ବୀର ଅର୍ଜୁନ
ରଚେ ଯେବେ ତାର ଶେଷ ଅଭିଯାନ,
ସେତେବେଳେ ତମେ ଧର୍ମଭଣ୍ଡ , ଚିତ୍କାର କର କିଆଁ ?
ମାନବଧର୍ମ ରକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ଟି ଏ ମହାସମର ନିଆଁ

ଜଳେ ହୁତୁହୁତୁ, ଉଠେ ଧୂମକେତୁ ବିଶ୍ଵାକାଶର ବୁକେ
ଏକ ପାଖେ ନର-ନାରାୟଣ ପୁଣି ଦେଖ କିଏ ଆରପାଖେ ।
ନାରାୟଣୀ ସେନା, ସବୁ ଭଡ଼ାଟିଆ
କପାଳେ ତାଙ୍କ ପରାଜୟ ଥୁଆ
ସେ ପରାଜୟର ତମେ ପ୍ରତିନିଧି, ଏପାଖେ ଗୁପ୍ତଚର,
ତମେ ସବୁ ଯେତେ ଫାଶିର ଆସାମୀ, ଚୋର ପୁଣି ତସ୍କର

ପଳାଅ, ପଳାଅ ଇହଲୋକ ଛାଡ଼ି ‘ପରଲୋକେ’ ଯେତେ ସାଧୁ
ଇହଲୋକ ଆଜି ଅଗ୍ନିଦଗ୍ଧ , ଚାରିଆଡ଼େ ଜଳେ ଧୁ ଧୁ ।
ଜୀବନ-ମରଣ ଏଠି ମୁଖାମୁଖୀ
‘ସ୍ଵର୍ଗ’ରେ ଯାଇ ହୁଅ ବାବା ସୁଖୀ,
ନ ଗଲେ ମରିବ ଗୁଳିର ଆଘାତେ, ଖାଇ ସଙ୍ଗୀନ ଭୁଷା ,
ଏବେ ବି ରହିଛି ପଳାୟନ ପଥ, ଛାଡ଼ ଏ ଘୃଣ୍ୟ ପେଷା । (ତା ୮.୯.୧୯୭୩)

ଏହି କବିତା ଉଦ୍ଧାର କରି ସାଥୀ ରବି ସିଂଙ୍କୁ ଆମେ ଜଣାଉଛୁ ଆମ ହୃଦୟରେ ସବୁଦିନ ବଞ୍ଚି ରହିବାକୁ ନୀରବ ନିବେଦନ ।

Alert Indians oppose CAA in America too

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
The Government of India is led by political persons. They are no Satan and hence cannot be supposed never to err.

This report linked to below, obtained from social media, is aimed to make the politicians leading the Government of India understand that they have erred in using their majority in Parliament to create CAA to which almost all of the alert Indians are opposing.

This report from Washington DC – Thousands of Indian Americans Protest in 30 US Cities Against CAA-NRC on Republic Day – is a report that deserves serious attention.

This Republic Day, go to Gadarites

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

While the government of our day is distracting us with documenting our citizenship credentials, the foundation of revolutionary history of our country was pan-Indian that had transcended geographical borders.

Whether Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s internationalism or Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s radicalism or the Gadarites’ love for their motherland regardless of which land they had migrated to or which religion they had embraced – the freedom struggle for Indian identity was multi-faceted and was drawn from a much wider canvas than is being projected today.

Hope all of you watch this and join me in remembering the different revolutionary streams of India’s freedom struggle, whose roots are radical left – whom today’s government would happily dismiss as antinational formations. But as Comrade Hardilal Bains – the Canadian founder of Communist Gadar Party had once said,

“Our hearts throb with the throbbing of the hearts of millions upon millions of workers. It is this which gives us our ideology, which tells us what is truth and what is falsehood, and on this basis, we advance.”

Truest patriotism for India draws from this very notion of international working class solidarity of which a significant share belongs to the Indian working class.

On this Republic Day, I am happy to share this documentary which was co-produced by journalists and activists of the Indian Diaspora from Delhi and New York. It outlines Gadar Party’s 100 Years (1913-2013).

This Centennial Documentary produced by Munish Gupta, directed by my beloved friend and colleague K.N. Gupta, and co-produced by my son Saswat Pattanayak reminds us how our independence had com with the immeasurable suffering and sacrifices our working class.

Lot of motivated, mischievous and proimperialist pamphlets and books ets had been written in English to malign this movement by Canadian and American authors justifying the barbarous and brutal treatment meted out to them (the Gadar heroes) by the British, Canadian and American Governments.

That had prompted Mr. Sohan Singh Josh to take pains to author an authentic account on the great Gadar movement do some justice to the great heroes by bringing true facts with appropriate quotations and relevant passages from the primary source materials in his three volume work on this suppressed chapter of the history of India’s struggle for freedom. In forwarding it, he had noted:

“The role of soldiers in the army in the Gadar Movement has not been given its due place so far in the history of the Gadar Party. Some young experienced professor should take up this subject and after deep study and research write a book on it. There is need to write another book analyzing and apprising all the Gadar conspiracy trial judgments thoroughly exposing the socalled justice of the British Judges. A researcher well-versed in British laws should take it up” (Hindustan Gadar Party-A short History, Sohan Singh Josh, Preface).

The Country should stay indebted to my friend K.N.Gupta as well as to Munish and Saswat for this film, which is an international step in the direction of the dreams of Josh for bringing to light further facts on the Gadar Movement.

Government of India should rise to the occasion and bring out all the Gadar Conspiracy Trial Judgments to fill up the gap in the history of our freedom struggle that has given us our Republic.

KOH-I-NOOR BELONGS TO ORISSA, BRITISH QUEEN OUGHT TO RETURN IT

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The world famous diamond Coh i Nur (Koh-i-Noor) , under the possession of the British Queen since Queen Victoria, belongs in reality to Lord Jagannath of Orissa, by virtue of the last wishes of its last legitimate owner late Maharaja Ranjit Singh, founder of the first-ever Sikh Empire, as recorded by the British Political Agent & Commissioner to Peshawar, Mr. T. A. Maddock, Esqr. on 2nd July 1839.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh had not only directed that the Koh-i-Noor be sent to the Jagannath Temple, but also had wanted the world to know with that his final feeling on worldly possessions.

He had wanted the world to know that, no one carries away with him his worldly wealth.

Bellow is the relevant extract from the historic document, which the recorded history of Koh-i-Noor or of the BritishRaj in India has deliberately suppressed. It constitutes the last paragraph of Mr.Maddock’s report to the Officiating Secretary to the Government of India with the Right Hounable the Governor General. Credit goes to scholarly former minister Prasad Harichandan for location of the precious document. It reads:

11. During the few last days of his illness His Highness is declared to have been bestowed in charity many jewels and other properties to the supposed value of fifty lakhs of Rupees. Among his jewels he directed the well known Coh i Nur (Koh-i-Noor) diamond to be sent to the temple of Jagannath and observed that no one carried away with him his worldly wealth and that such a request would perpetuate his name.

The original document may be perused bellow.

History of KOH-I-NOOR need… by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak on Scribd

Assessment of the Criminal Justice System in response to Sexual Offences

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
December 18, 2019 would remain most noteworthy in India’s criminal justice system, as, on this day, the Supreme Court of India has generated a hope that inviolable methods may evolve soon to deal with cases of sexual offences such as rape.
With a single observation that there is need to locate if rape has its political economy, so that the people may wake up to tackle the same as a people, we deem it proper to share the Supreme Court’s initiative with all the esteemed ones, who visit these pages. Here it is:
https://main.sci.gov.in/supremecourt/2019/45897/45897_2019_1_49_19246_Judgement_18-Dec-2019.pdf

Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →