Professor Partha Chatterjee’s article in a left-leaning portal comparing Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat with British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the ‘butcher of Amritsar’, was both shocking as well as disgusting.
As we say, difference of opinion is the hallmark of a vibrant democracy. However, one does not expect people of Partha Chatterjee’s academic background to indulge in sophistry to prove a point which is completely devoid of facts.
It only goes on to prove that the frustration of losing both the ideological as well as the electoral battle has forced leftist intellectuals like Partha Chatterjee, a historian and social scientist, who teaches at US-based Columbia University, to stoop to a level where they are not ashamed of speaking hundred more lies in their desperation to justify a single lie. Read more