Book Name:- What the Nation Really Needs to Know: The JNU Nationalism Lectures
Author Name:- JNU Teachers’ Association
What the Nation Really Needs to Know: The JNU Nationalism Lectures: – The book is based on the 24-lecture series being delivered in Jawaharlal Nehru University on nationalism by the most eminent Professors, Historians, intellectuals and academics including Mridula Mukherjee, Makaranad Paranjpe, Romila Thapar, Harbans Mukhia, Tanika Sarkar, Jayati Ghosh, Economists Prabhat Patnaik, Sociologists Satish Deshpande Apporvanand, Amit Sengupta, Badri Narayan and Lawyer Lawrence Liang.
Such lectures induce a spirit of nationalism in the youth to do for the betterment and upliftment of the society, mankind, and nation. Provides for a new think in minds and open up new ways, it fills their minds with a new energy and ideas to move to a positive way of life. The lectures series was started up with a true definition of nationalism removing the false from minds, moving to the history of independence (Mahatma Gandhi’s strategies) and ended up with a strong motivational speech to all.
Main Personalities delivering the lectures:
The lectures that are part of the book are being delivered at the administrative block (Now popularly known as freedom square) of JNU that was a venue for a protest at student’s arrest. Professor Nair has provided for the introduction of the book, and the contents of the book are being edited by the four JNU professors – Mallarika Sinha Roy,Janaki Nair , Mohinder Singh and Rohit Azad, while the pictures are being clicked by the students during the lectures included in the book.