GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - The Partition of India was a crime and not accepting the theory of exchange of population was a historical and constitutional error, according to senior journalist DN Chakravartty.
Chakravartty, while releasing a book, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Assamese National Identity by Satya Ranjan Bora at a function at the PWD Training Centre here today, said that while Cavour was described as the prophet of Italian renaissance and Mazzini the philosopher and Garibaldi the architect of modern Italy, similarly Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was the prophet, Upadhyaya the philosopher and Atal Bihari Vajpayee the architect of post-Nehru modern India. Chakravartty analysed the broad principles of integrated humanism as propounded by Upadhyaya and his adherence to the principles of Indian Sanatan culture and her subcontinental identity.
MLA Siddhartha Bhattacharya, chief organiser of RSS Assam, Gauri Sankar Chakravarty and Phanindra Nath Sarma dwelt on the relevance of Upadhyaya�s ideals and historical importance of his services to the cause of parliamentary democracy. Author Bora stressed the need for larger propagation of Upadhyaya�s life and ideals in the context of India�s present socio-cultural confusion and the surreptitious invasion of antinationals from within the country.