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Two day National Seminar on the theme Historical Writings on the Jallianwala Bagh(1919) at GNDU

S.K Vyas | March 07, 2019 02:23 PM
AMRITSAR/JALANDHAR: The Department of History, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is going to organize two day ICSSR sponsored a national seminar on March 11, the theme Historical Writings on the Jallianwala Bagh(1919).  Hundred years ago, 379 innocent people were killed and thousands were wounded in firing at Jallianwala Bagh by Gen.

 Reginald Dyer rightly called the ‘butcher of Amritsar’. Gen. Dyer’s anger against the people of Amritsar, who according to him had disobeyed his prohibitory orders, did not end there. He humiliated the citizens of Amritsar by ordering crawling orders, whereby everyone passing the street where Ms. Sherwood was assaulted had to crawl on its four. 

The Department is going to hold the Seminar to commemorate the memory of the killed as well as those who had to suffer the wrath of Gen. Dyer and Lt. Governor, Michael O’Dwyer during the Martial Law days. The Seminar is going to be addressed by a galaxy of scholars, specialists in the subject. Prof. K.L. Tuteja, former Professor, Kurukshetra university shall deliver the keynote address on the topic “Revisiting the Jallianwala Bagh”.

Prof. Kamlesh Mohan, Prof. Emeritus, Punjab University shall deliver a special lecture on the topic “Remembering Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy: Historiography, Literature and Memory”.  Prof. Bhagwan Josh, Jawaharlal Nehru University shall deliver Valedictory address on the topic “Jallianwala Bagh and the Paradoxes of Punjab politics”.

A large number of scholars from JNU, New Delhi; Vadodara University, Baroda; University of Kashmir; Punjab University, Chandigarh; Panjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is going to present papers.  Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Minister for Revenue, Rehabilitation, Disaster management and water resources is going to be the Guest of Honour and Prof.  Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University will preside over the seminar.

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