Sushil Kumar's Blog

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Who is the real Cartoon?

This is one of the best cartoon after Independence of India when there was a need for a ‘desi-samvidhan’ and obviously it took time to see the light of the day. The cartoon was very apt those days as Dr. Ambedkar was delaying the drafting of Constitution because of his deteriorating health, diabetes and poor eye-sight. If political parties are creating a ruckus on this stupid issue then i am really anti-Dalit. This cartoon is reply to those insane people who blatantly say that Indian Constitution is copy of Irish Constitution or Canadian, Australian or American Constitution, but only a copy.
Ironically Dr. Ambedkar was strictly against hero-worship in politics. Dr. Ambedkar’s famous thought on Hero-worship—
Heroes and hero-worship is a hard fact in India’s political life. I agree that hero-worship is demoralising for the devotee and dangerous to the country. I welcome the criticism so far as it conveys the caution that you must know your man is really great before you start worshipping him. This unfortunately is not an easy task. For in these days with the Press in hand it is easy to manufacture Great Men. Carlyle used a happy phrase when he described the Great Men of history as so many bank notes. Like bank notes they represent gold. What we have to see that they are not forged notes. I admit that we ought to be more cautious in our worship of Great Men. For in this country we have arrived at such a stage when alongside the notice boards saying “Beware of pickpockets”, we need to have notice boards saying “Beware of Great Men”. Even Carlyle who defended the worship of Great Men warned his readers how: “Multitudes of Great Men have figured in history who were false and selfish.”

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