Friday, April 15, 2016

'French India was far ahead of the British India in terms of introduction of universal adult suffrage' - K.J.S.Chatrath



Indian national flag flying proudly over the Customs House, Pondicherry. (Photo: K.J.S.Chatrath- 2010)

French India, consisting of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Chandernagore, Yanam & Mahe’, was far ahead of the British India in terms of introduction of universal adult suffrage. 

 Here is an informative article on the subject- 'Cradle of democracy: When Pondicherry fought for the right to vote in 1789':

‘As Pondicherry prepares for legislative assembly elections this spring, it brings to mind a neglected anniversary: over 225 years have passed since residents of this former French colony first sought the right to vote.

Pondicherry is full of signs of France’s colonial presence, which lasted from 1674 to 1954. Streets named after French officials, monuments to Indians who fought for France in the First World War, and the accents of French tourists who lounge in cafés all show that the heritage lives on......’
Read on the article at http://scroll.in/article/805228/cradle-of-democracy-when-pondicherry-fought-for-the-right-to-vote-in-1789

Visit Pondicherry, visit India!  ..........

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Monday, April 11, 2016

"Ex-Indian army Chief Gen. (Retd.) J. J Singh gets highest French civilian honour- news" - Felicitaions!



 Ex-Indian army Chief Gen. (Retd.) J. J Singh gets highest French civilian honour- news.  

Felicitaions!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

'Join a Summer School in Sorbonne, Paris this June' - by K.J.S.Chatrath



 Why not join a Summer School in Sorbonne, Paris this June?

Interested? Apply:
Université Paris-Sorbonne
Service de la Formation Continue
56 Bd des Batignolles—75017 PARIS
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 42 30 39
Fax : + 33 (0)1 53 42 30 49
formation-continue@paris-sorbonne.fr

To know more about Sorbonne, try the following websites:

http://www.paris-sorbonne.fr/historique


http://universite.ete.sorbonne-universites.fr/



'Oh to be young and living in Paris!'
Oh to be of any age and living in Paris!
Oh to be of any age and living in Paris, even for a short while!

Listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing, 'I love Paris in every season'. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ahbE6bcVf8



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

'The Last Post: Inscriptions on French graves in India' by K.J.S.Chatrath


"27 April 2012

K J S Chatrath said...
Thank you for writing about my book in detail.
I have also started a website 'www.gravematters.in' where I post photo articles on cemeteries visited by me around the world.
I would seek your kind permission to reproduce your comments on my book in this website, ofcourse giving full and detailed credit.
Anne said...
Dr. Chatrath,
By all means, feel free to use the comments. It is a good book.