Humanists I Met
Avula Gopalakrishna Murthy
Sushil Mukherjee was the founder publisher of Minerva Associates in Kolkata. He brought out most thought provoking writings of famous authors like Jaya Prakash Narayan, Niran Dhar, V R Narla and others.
He was the founder president of Kolkata book fair.
Sushil was staunch follower of M N Roy thought.
I came into contact with him during early 1970s and
invited him to
It was occasional sayings and ephoristic thoughts of Narla.It were sold well and the readers were provoked with the new thought.
Sushil also wished to publish my book on Andhra Pradesh politics but I had already published it through some other book publisher.
Since then we were in constant touch and correspondence.
Sushil‘s most controversial publication: Vedanta and Bengal Renaissance by Niranjan Dhar created uproar among orthodox Hindus. I used that book for free articles, especially on Vivekananda. My articles published in Udayam daily created much controversy and agitation.
Sushil brought out the most dynamic book of late Jaya Prakash Narayan‘s decentralisation policy.
Mr K b Satyanaarayana of Book links was happy and kept constant correspondence after my introduction to him
Much later I went to Kolkata and visited Sushil ji at his residence. By that time he was octogenarian and sick. He was in wheel chair. Sushil was smoker and pleasant conversationalist. He hosted us and told us that he is shifting to new house.
Mr Muralidhar Isanaka accompanied me and took photos
That was my last visit to Sushil ji .He died in 2007.
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