October 18, 2021

KM Munshi Essay Competition: Register by Sep 13

About the essay competition

There is an essay competition by KM Munshi Essay Competition, on ‘MK Gandhi and His Impact on the Hindu Psyche’, from October 2021 to June 2022.

The Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi Essay Competition is the first in the series of six Essay Competitions, which will be organised every year with an intent to celebrate the history and cultural heritage of Bharat. This competition has been named after Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi,whose contributions made in service of the civilisational state require no introduction. He was an active figure in the independence movement, who was dedicated to the cause of securing freedom be it through non-violence or by violent means.

As a member of the Constituent Assembly, he actively took part in several committees working on drafting the Constitution and his impact can be seen in the Fundamental Rights section of our Constitution. Beyond the political sphere, he worked extensively on the cultural front before and after founding the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. This was through the institutional support of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan that India’s pre-eminent Historian R. C. Majumdar completed the 11 volume Magnum Opus on Indian History titled “The History and Culture of the Indian People”.

Through his own writings in Gujarati, Hindi, and English, KM Munshi was able to direct popular attention towards issues of cultural and religious importance. After the demise of M K Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel, it was KM Munshi who took charge of the Somnath Mandir restoration project and ensured that the opposition from Prime Minister Nehru and Education Minister Maulana Azad could not scuttle the project after much work had already been done.

This essay competition intends to cover the Pre-Independence and Post-Independence periods of Indian History and is dedicated to the memory of all the Bengali Hindus who had to face one-sided violence right from 1905 till today and whose sufferings have been documented by Stories of Bengali Hindus, Hindu Genocide, and Hindupost. The basic outline of the upcoming five essay competitions can be found below:

ThemeIn the Name ofTentative schedule
On History writing in IndiaSita Ram GoelOctober 2021
On HinduismJagadguru Adi ShankaracharyaDecember 2021
On Medieval IndiaRajmata Tarabai Mohite BhonsleFebruary 2022
On Ancient IndiaSkandaguptaApril 2022
On Economic PoliciesB. R. ShenoyJune 2022

Eligibility

Any person within the age group of 14 to 35 years. 

Topic

M K Gandhi and his impact on the Hindu Psyche: In Pre-colonial and Post-colonial India.

Registration

  • There is no registration fee for this essay competition.
  • To register, Click here
  • Please note that the last deadline to register is 13th September 2021.

Prizes

  1. All participants finishing in top ten will be eligible to get one copy of the following books:
India That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution by J Sai Deepak
Eminent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud by Arun Shourie
The Goa Inquisition: The Terrible Tribunal for the East by Anant Kakba Priolkar
Battles of the Maratha Empire by Aneesh Gokhale
  1. The submissions of top ten finishing candidates will also be published on Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’s Blog.
  2. All participants will be issued a certificate of participation and those finishing in top ten will receive a separate certificate of merit. The certificates will be emailed to all the candidates within 15 days after the announcement of results via email.

Submission procedure

Entries may be submitted via email to [email protected]

The deadline for submission of entries for this essay competition is 2359 hours, 30 September 2021. 

Formatting Related Instructions

  1. Submissions may be only in the form of essays and should be in English. Each submission must include an abstract and be written with proper chapterisation. The abstract must not be of more than 200 words. All submissions must only be in a .doc or .docx file.
  2. Word Limit: 2,000 to 3,500 words (Exclusive of footnotes and abstract).
  3. All the citations must be done as per the NUJS Law Review Citation standard (Click here for the citation guidelines). Speaking footnotes are strictly prohibited. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single spacing. Please note that no essay will be accepted without proper citations and references.
  4. Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.

Relevant Links

  1. Click here for Stories of Bengal Hindus
  2. Click here for Hindu Genocide, the Untold Holocaust of Hindus
  3. Click here for Hindupost
  4. Click here for Brief Profile of K M Munshi
  5. Click here for Story behind the Publication of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan’s 11 Volume series titled “The History and Culture of the Indian People”
  6. Click here for Somnath Mandir restoration project

Contact

  1. Email ID: [email protected]
  2. WhatsApp Number: +917903629219

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