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State, Religion and Politics: Selected Writings of Satyapal Dang

Satyapal Dang (Author)
Synopsis Well known fighter for justice and social worker, octogenarian Satya Pal Dang, a veteran Communist leader, was in the front ranks of the Anti-Militancy fight in Punjab for over a decade. His terrorism in Punjab (Gyan 2000) is an anthology of a Jungle Raj. It deals with all aspects of Khalistani terrorism-theoretical as well as practical. Demise of terrorism was followed by corruption, communalism, scams and scandals, rigged elections, wastage of funds on populism and new facets of Kashmir tangle, et. al. Dang used national and regional media to highlight and analyse all such phenomenon exposing the ugly faces of the culprits.
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Satyapal Dang

Born on October 4, 1920, Satyapal Dang graduated from Government College, Lahore. A freedom fighter and a student leader he rose to be General Secretary of the All India Students Federation as also Vice-President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. He met his future wife Vimla Bakaya when both were active in the Lahore Students Union. Since early fiftees the Dangs have lived in Chheharta (Amritsar). Dang worked in the Trade Union movement and rose to be a prominent Trade Union leader in Punjab. Vimla worked among women primarily and was the General Secretary of the Punjab lstri Sabha for many years. Dang was the first President of erstwhile Municipal Committee Chheharta (1953-67) while Vimla was its President from 1968 till Chheharta was merged into Amritsar, Dang entered the Punjab Assembly in 1967 after defeating the then Chief Minister Gurmukh Singh Mussafir in amritsar West constituency retaining the seat till 1980. He was a Minister for a brief period in the first non-Congress ministry headed by Justice Gurnam Singh where he set a record for hard work, honesty and simple living. He and his wife stuck to Amritsar throughout the tragic yeaers of terrorism, organising people to fight it, giving relief to victims of terrorism and working for and strengthening communal harmony. The Dangs set another example by voluntarily withdrawing from elective posts in the CPI and outside. in 1997, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award while Vimla Dang had been earlier bestowed the Padma Shree Award in 1991.

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Title State, Religion and Politics: Selected Writings of Satyapal Dang
Author Satyapal Dang
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208505
length 316p., Index; 23cm.