Author: A ChakravartyPublisher: JaicoYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 88ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124201358
In 1997, India celebrated the fiftieth year of her independence from colonial rule. In the hustle-bustle of our daily lives, we often forget the magnificent role of hundreds and thousands of people who gave heir lives, the best years of their lives, their wealth, position and fame to make this day possible for us. It is impossible to chronicle the sacrifices of these unsung heroes. This book is a humble effort to trace the lives of some of leaders of that revolutionary era; Gandhi, Patel, Nehru, Azad and Ambedkar. Each of them played a role in shaping the form and direction of the freedom movement. They had a vision of a free and prosperous nation lived in by healthy, happy people, Rereading their lives may help us in reaffirming our faith in that vision.
MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHIThe Father of the NationJAWAHAR LAL NEHRUThe First Prime Minister of IndiaVALLABH BHAI PATELThe Iron Man of IndiaABUL KALAM AZADAn Ideologue and a RevolutionaryB R AMBEDKARA Modern Day Messiah