Author: G N S RaghavanPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 183ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123727623
A fair and objective assessment of an exceptional personality as also a true and faithful account of the most important facts in her eventful life.Aruna Asaf Ali is always remembered for her daring act of hoisting the tricolor at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Mumbai on 9 August 1942. A fiery political revolutionary during the struggle for independence, she became a constructive and compassionate social revolutionary after independence campaigning for the removal of poverty and illiteracy. Besides the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding , she was posthumously honored with the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest honor for her services to the nation.THE AUTHORG N S RAGHAVAN, a journalist of repute, was closely associated with Aruna Asaf Ali. He worked with the Times of India, Thought and Indian Express, and was Secretary of Second Press Commission. Among his important publications are: Private Face of a Public Person - A Study of Jawaharlal Nehru, The resurgence of Indian Women.
ForewordBrahmo Lineage, Christian SchoolingA 'Self-Chosen' MarriageDesh SavikaRecollections of Quit IndiaDismay at Drift to PartitionBetween Gandhi and MarcLink Between Congress and CPICulturally Rooted Feminism Mature Humanist PerceptionsSad End, Radiant Memories