Advocate for Equality.

Dr. Partha Banerjee

Human Rights Activist

Hello there!

My name is Dr. Partha Banerjee, and I’d like to welcome you to my corner of the web. It’s a space where I share stories about human values, rights, and the pursuit of equality. You can learn more about my journey on my Wikipedia page, but I’ll give you a brief overview here.

In previous lives, I was a scientist and a journalist. Quite the combination, right? Today, I’m a labor educator and a human rights activist with a particular emphasis on immigrant rights. I live in the United States, a nation that has been home to incredible individuals like Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. I’ve lived here for half of my life. The other half I spent growing up in Calcutta, Bengal, Bangladesh, India. This is the land of Sri Chaitanya, Bengal Renaissance, and the Bengali progressive consciousness and culture.

Despite my efforts to learn more about India, I regret that I didn’t get the opportunity to explore regions like Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kashmir or Assam as much as I would have liked. But when I left India, I began learning about the USA. My education in America, specifically in Illinois and New York, reshaped me and challenged me to become a global citizen.



Advocacy and Philosophy

Now, I have to be clear, it’s not all about me. It’s about us. My life’s mission is to sing for those who can’t, to write for those who can’t, and to speak for those who can’t. They lack power; I’ve been blessed with some. My ultimate goal is to share what I’ve been given and what I’ve learned with those who are powerless.

This is why I can’t agree with philosophies like those proposed by Ayn Rand. Extreme selfishness disregards our shared history and rejects the dignity, struggle, and right to equality of ordinary people. I refuse to participate in an individualistic approach that ignores the needs of the majority of working men, women, and the often unappreciated underclass.

My Personal Interests and the Journey Ahead

But let’s take a step back and lighten the mood a little. If you want to know me better, consider checking out my music. I’ve recorded a collection of Tagore songs which you can find right here. Or perhaps, if you’re interested, you can read my recently-published, peer-reviewed article on how to build a non-violent movement that bridges the gap between the moderate working people from both the left and right.

To put it simply, my happiness lies in the concept of “We the People.” That is my guiding principle. In Sanskrit, we say “Bahujana hitaya, bahujana sukhaya,” which translates to “Of the People, By the People, For the People” in English. I hope you’ll join me in this journey as we strive for happiness—for us, for all, for always.

Yours in writing and in spirit,
Dr. Partha Banerjee

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