An Open Letter To Mr. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar

Dear Mr. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar,

This letter may find you in good health and mental condition amidst international catastrophe due to COVID-19.

I am writing this letter to you by dedicating this open letter to your sister, late Haseena Parkar, who showed extreme courage and determination to fight against all the antagonisms according to her own norms.

I am also writing this letter to you with due respect to imagined nation statist sovereignty, integrity, the ethos of pancasila and non-violence.

In fact you do not know me, though I know you through popular movies, mass media and different anecdotes. From those reports or otherwise allegations or narratives, as far as I understand, from my academic interest in so-called “criminology”, that you are a victim of the circumstances and persecution in the context of parasitic money-signifier based economy. I have also gone through your confessions, when you were interviewed by the super sleuth, Mr. BV Kumar (Former Director General of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence).

When I am hearing or reading or viewing your narratives in different forms, over and again, I remember Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” (1941), where we found the same type of narrative of a tragic hero, dialoguing in elitist blank verse, with legal conflict— like you.

However, you are a tragic “winner”, as you have might and right, i.e., money, wealth as well as power, by means of which, you could run a parallel or shadow-governance in a certain area throughout your life like legendary Robin Hood. Your contribution in both the Indian and Pakistani Cricket Team is also to be noted.

The particular purpose of writing this letter to you is to convey DHFL FD-holders’ extreme misery due to one of your close allies’ connection with Wadhawan family. It is alleged that the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) had a “secret” deal with Late Iqbal Mirchi.

They have invested our widow’s mite in Wadhawan family’s company in the form of Fixed Deposits and that is stuck due to legal complexities. They do not know Mandoli and Hawla-type of illegal transactions; they are also ignorant about other forms of investment through syndicate and share market and we also condemn riba and any form of violent activities, legal or with legal conflict (terrorism and counter-terrorism) and I myself am for the total disarmament—world without violence.

We are now living within archipelago. Therefore, I am just reiterating a surah from the Holy Quran (4.29):

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَأْكُلُواْ أَمْوَالَكُمْ بَيْنَكُمْ بِالْبَاطِلِ إِلاَّ أَن تَكُونَ تِجَارَةً عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنكُمْ وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ أَنفُسَكُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيماً

“O you who believe! Do not consume one another’s wealth in wrongful ways (such as theft, extortion, bribery, usury, and gambling), except it be dealing by mutual agreement; and do not destroy yourselves (individually or collectively by following wrongful ways like extreme asceticism and idleness. Be ever mindful that) God has surely been All-Compassionate toward you.”

I, an agnostic, am appealing to you for peace and harmony (Rifq), and of course,  Zakat instead of Unf (violence). I think that revenge (Qisas) by means of any type of violence is not the solution (The Holy Quran 5:45).

Yours faithfully,

Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay


PS: The responsibility of writing such letter will be borne by me—none other than me is responsible for such letter (I am saying so as many of my friends are extremely scared and suffering from persecutory paranoia). It is an appeal for peaceful co-existence without atrocities. I am indebted to them, who oppose this letter by branding it as “anti-national” and “seditious”. I must convey my deep regards to them. Long live international equality, liberty and fraternity.



About Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay

Debaprasad Bandyopdhyay (b. 1965), through his 30 years journey in the realm of institutionalized academics did 27 different types of works, which are someway different from the earlier paradigms or, one might say that those works are not only mere reproductions of his inherited institutionalized cultural capital or a mimicry of a colonially imposed model that leads to intellectual anorexia or rather a type falsification of earlier paradigms. However, that might be not only a lofty claim but it also hid the fact that all our information and knowledge are socially accumulated knowledge that was, it is matter of regret, posed as private property through the sign © and the wisdom is rarely available. Bandyopadhyay’s works and projects are the products of his social milieu. Bandyopadhyay is a local sub-altern public sphere academician, who avoids the technical intelligentsia (followers of Sahib’s models and they are not committed to the persons who are accommodating surplus work-time to them by performing surplus labour) or inorganic intellectuals and thus fails to be a part of academic tribe and its subsequent socialization process. Of course, that socialization process does not lead to legendary Socratic dialogue. He is also a political activist though he has not affiliated to any political parties as he was always talking about the corporatization of political parties within the money-sign-based democratic system. He is a regular participant in TV and radio talk-shows and documentary films, street-corners’ talks and International seminars on socio-political, psychological, linguistic, environmental and economic issues. He also writes editorial columns in newspapers. He is also a part of parallel academics as it is found in West Bengal’s Little Magazine Movement, though that was not counted as the part his academic pursuit by his parent institute. His parent institute justifiably does not believe in the domain of parallel academics as this unorganized sector does not directly contribute in the transactions of formal/organized print capitalist eco-enemy paper-publication. Though the dissemination of knowledge is also observed in this space of these parallel academics as all these writings in public sphere simultaneously influence the classroom-discourse and some of them are translated into English, French and Italian. Not only that, Bandyopadhyay also sought engagement with the people, who, by supplying their surplus labour, are sustaining his livelihood. Bandyopadhyay, a linguist by training and a Ph.D.-holder (1996), a junior lecturer (1999-2011) in an autonomous central government institute in India, tries his best for those from he has received and is receiving the manifestation of surplus labour by executing some self-funded projects on economic issues in West Bengal, India. Recently he has got a consolation promotion to the post of Assistant Professor. He has done following 27 research works: 1. Crippled Creativity: An inquiry into language, psyche, society: 2. VALENCY OF BANGLA VERB AND PROBLEM OF COMPOUND VERBS: 3. Archaeology of Bangla Grammar : 4. CAN COMPUTER SPEAK? 5. FUZZY LOGICAL EXPRESSION IN BANGLA : 6. FOLKLORE AND FOLK-LANGUAGE: MYTH OR REALITY? 7. HISTORICISM IN THE DISCOURSE OF BANGLA LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 8. ABHABA, ECP, DELETION AND TRACE 9. SVATVA OR MY-NESS AND ECONOMIC ENTITLEMEMT 10. TRANSLATION STUDIES 11. MASCULINITY STUDIES 12. YAYATI & BABAR COMPLEX 13. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SURVEYS IN AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY IN WEST BENGAL 14. CONCEPT OF BODY IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND ARCHITECTURE 15. THE CONCEPT OF ERROR (KHYATI) IN MAD-(WO)MEN’S LANGUAGE 16. THE CONCEPT OF PERCEPTUAL TIME AND GRAMMATICAL TIME IN BANGLA 17. BANGLA CALLIGRAPHY, LANGUAGE ART AND LINGUISTIC PEDAGOGY 18. WO(L)D SPACES: NON-EXISTENCE OF WORDS 19. ANEKANTA METHODS 20. SILENCEME: SILENT OTHER IN LINGUISTICS 21. IMAGINED BOUDARIES AND PRE-COLONIAL INDIAN IMAGI-NATION 22. MAKING OF THE INDIAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 23. SEGMENTING THE SUPRASEGMENTALS : MUSICKING IN SPEAKING 24. INTERPRETING GENETIC STRUCTURE BY DEPLOYING LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE 25. GLOTTOPOLITICS OF LINGUISTIC SUBALTERNITY OR AN AGENDA FOR PLANNING FROM BELOW 26. SEMIOTICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY 27. SOCIOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS
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