Revisiting martyr’s text: “Why I am an Atheist”

23rd March, 2017. Special issue of BHAGAT SINGH’S SOCIALIST INDIA (BSSI) on Com. Bhagat Singh’s masterpiece: “Why I am an Atheist” (1930).

Let us see how steadfast I am. One of my friends asked me to pray. When informed of my atheism, he said, “When your last days come, you will begin to believe.” I said, “No, dear sir, Never shall it happen. I consider it to be an act of degradation and demoralisation. For such petty selfish motives, I shall never pray.” Reader and friends, is it vanity? If it is, I stand for it. 

– Com. Bhagat Singh, “Why I am an Atheist”.

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“Bhagat Singh: the vision of atheism” by Prof. Chaman Lal
 First edition of “Why I am an atheist” in The People on 27th September, 1931
 “Blind faith, no more. Start reasoning!” by Com. Vedika Lakhe
 “Interpreting revolutionary’s autobiographical note: Why I am an atheist” by Com. Saurav Kumar
 “Scraps on Indian Atheism” by Com. Debaprasad
 “Why I am an atheist: reposing Bhagat Singh’s answer” by Com. Akhar

** Click here to read the issue. **


@Com. Akhar



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