On what basis Shri Arjun Singh Jee and his HRD ministry decide that it's centenary celebration of this venerable song ?
- Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (in pic) wrote this song in 1875
- It was published in his book 'Anand Math' in 1882
Can they explain pls - its centenary since which event?UNFORTUNATELY, politics is at play again w.r.t singing this song.
Congress started it, BJP took the bait !
AND, to top it all, when television channels (thankyou!) went about asking the ministers in BJP ruled states (where they are making this compulsory) as to who was the writer of this song ?
99% of them did not know. So, you see... the hypocrisy.
Here's the complete text of this beautiful national song (in hindi and english):
A book about the song:
VANDE MATARAM — The Biography of a Song: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Book Review: http://www.hindu.com/br/2003/10/21/stories/2003102100120300.htm
Interesting article by the author of this book: