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Today is the Jayanti of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, aka Mahamana, founder of Benares Hindu University, nationalist, freedom fighter, thinker, social reformer. One of the greatest Indians of the modern era, and a towering personality.
It's said that Madan Mohan's father Pandit Vrajnath, a pious but poor Brahmin, prayed to God
Grant me a son, the equal of whom has not been born, nor shall be born.
And he was granted with such a son for sure.
His ancestors, had migrated long back from the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh. Their real surname was Chaturvedi, but due to their region of origin, they adopted the surname of Malaviya.
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British, through Aligarh movement, Partition of Bengal
Morley Minto Reforms(1909, separate electorate for Muslims, recognising them as a separate section of 🇮🇳 triggering the cancer)
encouragement to Muslim League ensured that Muslims remained on their side.
#MuslimAppeasement
From its very inception #Congress followed #MuslimAppeasement
Met traveling expenses of M delegates to Congress sessions
Lodging-boarding(Mess fee 10/-)was free for Ms dressed in silk embroidered chogas & gold who ate delicacies & enjoyed at the expense of a struggling nation!
@INCIndia sowed seeds of communal politics & privilages by committing blunder of approving 1/3rd representations of Muslims on basis of minority-1916 Lucknow Pact
Only voice of disapproval was #MadanMohanMalviya
LP started race between British & #Congress of #MuslimAppeasement
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