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The Great Indian Patriots (In 2 Volume )

P. Rajeswar Rao (Author)
Synopsis This is an interesting and instructive collection of sixty profiles of Indian Patriots belonging to various schools of thought, who are no more. All of them toiled for the freedom of the country selflessely according to their capacity. The galaxy consists of patriarchs like Dadabhai Naoroji and C. Vijayaraghavachari, fighters like Savarkar, Prakasam, Lajpat Rai and C.R. Das, orators like Surendranath Banerjee, B.C. Pal, Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Satyamurty and Srinivasa Sastry, agitators like Lokmanya Tilak and Subhash Chandra Bose, statesmen like Gopalkrishna Gokhale and C. Rajagopalachari, labour leader like V.V. Giri, saintly persons like Rajendra Prasad and journalists like C.Y. Chintamani. They constitute the foundation on which our national edifice stands. Even a cursory perusal stands. Even a cursory perusal of this unique book will inspire the readers and elevate their minds. This collection of 51 Profiles of Patriots is unique in many ways. It is such as to be separately rare but wonderful in combination. These have been collected and collated in an attractive form. These brief but artistic biographies cover outstanding Patriots beginning with Mahatma Gandhi. While summing up their achievements, failures and shortcomings are not ignored. The personalities created by transmuting circumstances and stark facts throb with life. They are cut and chiseled into a coherent form. Fourth estate is represented by ten outstanding scribes. Education is represented by four stalwarts. The category of Judges, Jurists, Scholars, Poets and Philosophers get a representation of two each. There is a doctor, a business magnate and a publisher. It is indeed a multicoloured and multi-faceted mosaic beautiful to look to and interesting to read. They constitute a ready reference tool for scholars and laymen alike. A unique work of his kind should be a must for every educational institution and every house-hold in order to inspire coming generations. All kinds of taste and temperaments have been expected to peruse this volume with pleasure and profit.
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About the author

P. Rajeswar Rao

Mr. P. Rajeswar Rao (b. 1913), Advocateand freedom fighter is a graduate of Calcutta University and Law Graduate of Patna University. Enrolled as an Advocate of Madras High Court in 1941. While studying in Matriculation, he plunged into Salt Satyagraha of 1930 and courted imprisonment. Simultaneously pursued journalism and became a contributor to The Hindu, Indian Express, Illustrated Weekly of India, Hindustan Review and Modern Review. Became intimate with Tej Bahadur Sapru, Sri Prakasa, Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Prakasam, S. Radhakrishna, Hridaya Nath Kunzru and Sachchidananda Sinha. Delivered the Prestigious "Norton Memorial Endowment Lecture" on the Invitation of Madras Bar Council with S. Varadachari, Judge, Federal Court presiding. Freely defended freedom fighters involved in "Quite India" movement of 1942. Offerred Services to I.N.A. Defence Committee. He is the authro of A Outline of Indian Art (1948), Survey of Indian Conctitution (1950), Biography of Prakasam and Profiles in Patriotism (1984). Workied as officer on special duty, Union Ministry of Education, Government of India's Standing Committee on Moral Education (1962-63)

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Title The Great Indian Patriots (In 2 Volume )
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 2nd Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 817099280X
length x+301p., ix+243p., Index; 23cm.