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DEBATE : Which lasts longer...a SCHOLAR'S INK or a MARTYR'S BLOOD? Would you please substantiate with examples from history?

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Asked by shintsie, 17 Feb '10 05:15 pm
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Definitely the scholar's ink is indelible from the pages than martyr's blood that had fallen on the ground. Were it on inscribed on the pages of history none would remember them. Though people before document were written on papyrus people remembered them through folklore and word of the mouth but after scholars wrote them on paper with ink they were immortalized. People memorialize them because of scholars. therefore, the great martyr's who laid down their life and soaked their motherland with blood are remembered today. Their names are etched on the pages of history rather than on the tablets of our memory.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 17 Feb '10 06:41 pm

 
  
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I wanted to answer this question, but seeing the huge scholarly answers from the other members, I developed cold feet.
Answered by joyoti sen, 19 Feb '10 12:13 am

 
  
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The sad truth is we easily forget the martyr's blood. While we have conveniently forget the martyrs V.O.C ( Who established the first shipping co against the British), Great poet Bharathi( Only 11 persons attended his funeral) , Vanjinathan, Tirupur Kumaran etc etc , Bharathi's poem got recognized more after his death and is now regarded as text book on patriotism. If you go through the history you will find barring some extraordinary people like Mahatma, we remember none of the martyrs. By that I mean even if there names are in our books we seldom remember them on their death anniversary etc. How many of us know the date of hanging of Bagatsingh without referring the books? How many of us know the brave jawans who lost their lives in Indo Pak conflicts ?But a scholar's ink remain with us forever even if the author is forgotten.
Answered by Josna, 17 Feb '10 06:17 pm

 
  
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From time immemorial it's a scholar's ink that lasts longer than a martyr's blood. What people write or make an advocacy through their scholarly writings will last longer than the people who died for whatever the cause was. For example, no one knows the names of the people who died in the two great Word Wars, but Great scholars and poets like Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, George Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Charles Lamb, Dryden, William Wordsworth, Coleridge, P.B. Shelly, John Keats and many more are still being remembered for their indelible ink of scholarship. Words can sometimes be more powerful and will be remembered than being senseless and killing people or yourself, actions that don't achieve anything. It means someone who writes to make changes in the world can always be read for generations to come, but those who choose to die as a martyr will just die and be forgotten---unless someone writes about the martyr. But then the ma ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 18 Feb '10 12:53 pm

 
  
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Both of these have got separate characters... their longevity depends on the cause and effect analogy... that's the reason still we have the names of Ved Vyas, Tulsi Das, Abul Fazal, Ghalib, Chanakya, etc. embedded on our souls... and the names of Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Rana Pratap, Bose etc. inside our hearts... These will last life long...
You know the permanence of these mostly depends on the fact how humane a person is? If we are loyal, just, honest, patriot and so on...we will have that inherent tendency to respect similar people...whether alive or dead... else we will not even hesitate to curse them... so it depends on a person how long a particular thing lasts...
Answered by sanjay sharma, 18 Feb '10 11:32 pm

 
  
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I think the inspiration behind all the martyrs was the scholar's ink.............for example Bhagat singh...he was inspired by many other freedom fighters who were also great scholars and thinkers,even while we was to be hanged he was reading Lenin and he said to jailor one martyr is meeting other........he himself was a great thinker and his ideas were very revolutionary........and also how can we forhet ramprasd bismil's 'sarforshi ki tamana' which inspired many youths to join the fight against injusitice.....and many names like that in the list Gandhiji,Netaji,iShivaji,Rani Jhansi , Rana Pratap,they all were inspired by great epics like ramayana,mahabharat and other such epics ..........and all such revolutions were inspired by some ideologies,which were obvioulsy the gift of some great Scholars to this world,which are eternal!!
Answered by shashank sharma, 19 Feb '10 12:29 pm

 
  
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Honestly I may vote in favour of both the SCHOLAR'S INK & the MARTYR'S BLOOD.

To strengthen my view I should like to quote the Name of Willium Shakespeare, Kalidas, Munci Prem Chand,Daante(The Devine Comedy fame) who have become immortal for their contributions to the world knowledge Bank

In the context of Martyrs I may fancy to remind U of the great Bhagat Singh,Khudiram,Subhas Ch.Bose,Mahatma Gandhi,Martin Luther King,Garibaldi,George Washington,Muzibur Raheman and many more

Can U erase these names from the pages of History ignoring their sacrifice for the nation?
Answered by Pradipta pati, 17 Feb '10 07:05 pm

 
  
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Surely a scholar's ink lasts much longer than a martyr's blood..; the scholar's ink exercises a greater influence.....wider and more enduring on men and the world than a military conqueror; Alexander the great, Chenghiz khan, Napoleon were among the greatest generals of the past.; but, the empires they built up extended only to a limited space in Europe and Asia..; even these empires passed away with their end..; but, books like the Geeta, the Bible, the Koran and the poets like Shakespeare and Rabindranath have conquered the minds of men all the world over..; and their influence has not abated with the lapse of time..; let us take the writers like Rousseau, Voltaire, Karl marx, Tolstoy and Gorky...., their writings inspired the epoch-making revolutions in France and Russia and are still influencing the thoughts and ideas of many other countries...; all these prove that a scholar's ink outlasts a great soldier...........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 17 Feb '10 06:25 pm

 
  
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A martyr's blood can be forsaken by the coming generations in terms of its importance but a a scholar's ink has a long lasting impact in terms of being prescribed in schools, colleges and Universities even for research purposes and there is always criticism about his works. Say for example Shakespeare or Milton or Keats or George Bernard Shaw are living examples compared to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru who are confined, though great to the dust of Indian soil as martyrs and little talked about by people except on particular couple of days when remembered. Scholars are translated worldwide e.g. Rabindra Nath Tagore and their ink is recognised globally winning them awards like the Nobel or Booker's. They remain for eternity.
Answered by nkpathak, 17 Feb '10 06:10 pm

 
  
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Wrt . history, both can be considered as part of same coin...its upon us to treat a coin as a simple coin of a particular face value or to give sometime, to think how the minting of a coin is done and abt. the hidden art behind it....scholars ink may face some debatable questions at times in the process of continuing efforet from each of us to disover or re-discover self, by giving them the name of different theories behind anything....like some say that the British gave opportunities to indigenous people too by exporting raw material from our ountry and importing the manufactured good from their country but some say only they were benefited and we were siply exploited....but in case of martyre's blood...they remain forever...even if we remember the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh like freedom fighters for a minute in a month or in a year , and if we feel that we are honest wid ourselves, there would be no doubt in concluding the fact that if we are here wid full of freedom, its due to them ...more
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 17 Feb '10 05:40 pm

 
  
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