On Monday 23 February 2015, at 20:30 pm, the Paris Executive Board of the National Educational and Cultural Society organized at the Armenian House of Culture an evening of lecture about the history of the Indian-Armenian community of the 18th century and particularly, the book "Trap of Glory".
The chair of the Paris Hamazkayin’s Executive Board Hera Tosunian made an opening speech and presented the keynote speaker of the event Satenik Patvakan-Tufanian.
Philosophy teacher Satenik Patvakan-Tufanian, in 2014, defended her Doctoral dissertation on History of the Madras Indian-Armenian Community. The topic of the dissertation was Jacob and Shahamir Shahamiryans’ book "Trap of Glory" translated into French.
It is a book of philosophy, which explains why a person should live free, in compliance with the democratic principles, respecting others’ right for freedom. The Armenian nation, like any other nation in the world, has the right for freedom given by the God. The book presents a program and rules for the freedom of the Armenian people. It gives the definition of the Armenian country, explains how to divide it into areas with 12,000 houses in each. Two people should represent each area. Those representatives shall form the Armenian representatives’ house - the Parliament. The elected representatives will govern the country. The program even provides the control over the rulers.
Mrs. Tufanian spoke about the cultural life of the Indian Armenian community of the 18th century, renowned persons, publishing activities and commercial ties presented in the book. She spoke about the activities of the Madras group, which believed that they would liberate Armenia and would establish Armenian State.
The lecturer confirmed the important role of the community in spreading the progressive ideas of the national liberation.