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NMML: Individuals V/s An Institution

What is happening at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)? Some time back, there was an acrimonious exchange in the Economic Times between the status quoists and the pro-changers. Now Rudrangshu Mukherjee steps in and elevates the discussion back to the original contention of the "57 eminent historians, social scientists, publishers and scholars — among them India’s best historians, political scientists and sociologists — have written to the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, about the state of affairs in the NMML":

In their submission, the scholars have put forward what they see as some of the features of the decline and have suggested some steps to arrest it and to revive what is really a unique institution for the study of modern Indian history and culture. It goes without saying that the decline of an institution like the NMML can hardly be the responsibility of any one individual. (An individual can, however, hasten a process of decline or stop it by initiating or not initiating certain steps.)

More here

What is happening at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)? Some time back, there was an acrimonious exchange in the Economic Times between the status quoists and the pro-changers. Now Rudrangshu Mukherjee steps in and elevates the discussion back to the original contention of the "57 eminent historians, social scientists, publishers and scholars — among them India’s best historians, political scientists and sociologists — have written to the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, about the state of affairs in the NMML":

In their submission, the scholars have put forward what they see as some of the features of the decline and have suggested some steps to arrest it and to revive what is really a unique institution for the study of modern Indian history and culture. It goes without saying that the decline of an institution like the NMML can hardly be the responsibility of any one individual. (An individual can, however, hasten a process of decline or stop it by initiating or not initiating certain steps.)

More here

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