Tuesday, 11 January 2011

DILS vs DILS

Dils Debojyoti Sinha,Mumbai

With reference to bio-data etc of Sri L.K.Sinha I would like to say a few more lines. Regarding his mother’s name he contested that it is 'Juthi'  and not ‘Jyoti’ and it derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Juthi’ which means jasmine. In this context I would like to say that ‘Juthi’ is a typical Bengali word and its equivalent in Sanskrit would be ‘Yuthi’. In our pronunciation ‘th’ is very prominent as in ‘methi’,’mathi’,’prithibi,’rathi-maharathi’, ‘rathindra’ etc.It is so prominent that sometimes we impose it on ‘dh’ too as in Radha>Ratha, Radhamohan>Rathamohan etc. So, there is no chance of pronouncing ‘Juthi’ as ‘Juti’ specially, as the name of a person. The quoted Bengali (Brajabuli) lines ‘Jadaba baliya gathaihe juthi, Madhaba baliya gathe Malati’ inspired him to glorify her name as an afterthought, after her death, in the line of Pt Nilamadhab with Malati (as is available in the blog)and one of his cousins’ Krishnagopal with Radharani. This is an illusion and nothing but an unethical act of a day-dreamer. I reiterate that her name was ‘Jyoti’(commonly pronounced as ‘Juti’) and I would be glad enough to furnish documentary evidences if he contradicts further.

In the eighties and nineties a cluster of writers, namely, Sanatan Misra,Kumari Debala Mukherji (as in ‘Agastya’),Kumar Barshneya,Brihannala Singha and Dils Malini Debi wrote in various magazines. Can I deny them and the names as my pen names simply because they are no longer in use now? Did the great poet R. N.Tagore denied his pen name ‘Bhanu Singha’ in his later part of life simply because it was not in use then ?

It is cleared from his statement that he did not receive the Mahendra Memorial Foundation Award. The  award was given to Prof. Manoranjan Sinha. With all connotations and denotations what he received is a subsidiary one and a consolation prize in nature. Who says that a consolation prize cannot carry a citation, a chadar and some prize money? I had the privilege to look into that citation which was unsigned. I requested him to get that signed by Foundation authority. If not yet done that citation is worth nothing, even the question of a consolation prize is a far cry.

Why is he silent about the ‘Gift of Honour’ from DILS? Is it simply an oblivion or a fiendish feign of  forgetfulness? Is he scary of the probable question as to how a member of the DILS awarded by the same association? He need not worry for that. In such a situation I shall protect him by informing that he is not a member of the association, a deserter by default since or around 1986. Instead of showing vindictive attitude we honoured him rather as we do not mix personal relations with social contributions. When he says one should not play with the sentiments of the writers while showing honours, it is also equally notable that the prize or award winners should not play with the sentiments of the award-arrangers or prize-providers.

What does he mean by a bio-data on experimental basis meant for Sri Sushil Sinha of Bangladesh? A bio-data should be common for all. Moreover, Sri Sushil Sinha is not a Tom, Dick and Harry. He is a socio-
literary activist of some superlative degree and is regarded as one of the unofficial ambassadors to India so far as our community is concerned. What prompted him to misguide Sri Sushil Sinha by such a fabricated bio-data? He denied that he is an expert and claimed that he is a learner. Is it a sincere assessment about his self? If so, being a learner, why is he in the Driver’s seat of the Forum? Why is he submitting ‘papers’ to this and that seminar which is the exclusive prerogative of the learned and experts? May be this is humbleness but humble people are honest and grateful who never fabricate things in the mad pursuit of name and fame.

Whatever discussed till now is just a tip of the iceberg. Thus, I exhort Sri L.K.Sinha to be sincere and careful in which that ‘Bokka’ does not overpower him as this term not only carries simplicity and meekness it carries a chunk of foolishness too.

At last, I wish this versatile personality, as depicted, mental peace, prosperity and success, nonetheless.
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