The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster. The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. – Milan Kundera.
किसी भी कौम का सम्पूर्ण दमन करना हो तो उसकी किताबें उसके रीती रिवाज संस्कृति उसके इतिहास तो नष्ट कर दो| उसके बाद नए सिरे से किताबें लिखो,नए रीती रिवाज संस्कृति आदि पैदा करो , इतिहास को अपने तरीके से खोजो| इससे पहले की जिस देश के साथ ऐसा किया जा रहा है वो भूल जाये की वो क्या था क्या है? ये सारी दुनिए उनको भुला देगी| लोगों की शक्ति पाने का संगर्ष असल में याददास्त का भूलने से संगर्ष है …मिलन कुंदेरा
Milan Kundera (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɪlan ˈkundɛra]; born 1 April 1929) is the Czech Republic‘s most recognised living writer. Of Czech origin, he has lived in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981. Having written in both Czech and French, he revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not considered translations but original works.
Kundera is best known as the author of works such as The Joke, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His books were banned by the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the Velvet Revolution of 1989. He lives virtually incognito and rarely speaks to the media. A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been nominated on several occasions.[3