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The Life and Times of Jaipal Singh Munda

Santosh Kiro (Author)

The Life and Times of Jaipal Singh Munda’ is a biography of the legendary leader, hockey genius-who as the Captain, led India Hockey Team to Gold at Amsterdam Summer Olympics, 1928, a voice of the voiceless Adivasis, a Member of the Constituent Assembly and a brain to Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, an excellent orator and man who conceived to rescue ‘Jharkhand’ from the womb of history.

An M.A. (Economics) from Oxford and an Oxford Hockey Blue, Jaipal quit coveted ICS career to lead Indian team at Olympics-only Olympics in history where the Gold medalist team did not concede a single goal to rivals in the entire tournament. Legendary Major Dhyan Chand was a member of this team.

Though married into the family of Indian National Congress President W.C. Bonnerjee, Jaipal dared to go against his own in-laws and formed ‘Jharkhand Party’ in order to lead his ‘Adivasi’ people to statehood by literally becoming a thorn in the Congress politics.

Jaipal was the President of Oxford Indian Majlis, a debating society. As the Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur, Jaipal organised a football match in Calcutta, at which the school commoners played football with the royal princes of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Life and Times of Jaipal Singh Munda
Author Santosh Kiro
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prabhat Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9789352669431
length 184p.
Subjects Biography