Author: Sudhanshu RanjanPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 295ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123739273
The book presents a comprehensive biography of one of the tallest leaders of a generation that contributed to the making of the nation both during pre-independence and post-independence periods with a rare vision and commitment. JP, as he is fondly remembered, is for many, now synonymous with two turbulent and momentous periods of Indian history i.e., his heroic role during Quit India Movement of 1942 and his leadership of 1974 Students' Movement to save democracy in the country. However, the book, translated by the author himself from Hindi with new inputs, gives an insight into the multi faceted personality of JP and his-life long struggle and dedication for the uplift of the down trodden without ever nursing any personal ambition.
AcknowledgementIntroduction1. Baulji: Early Years2. Marriage, College Education and Stay in U.S.A.3. Back Home and Vow of Celibacy4. Initiation into Freedom Movement5. Foundation of Socialist Forum6. Opposition to the Second World War7. Hero of the Quit India Movement8. Preparation for the last Assault9. Away from State power, Towards Gandhi10. Village Reconstruction and first General Election11. Fast of Twenty-one Days, 195212. Cabinet Offer not Acceptable13. Sarvodaya and Jeevandan14. Negotiating with Socio-political Problems15. Efforts to Maintain Internal Peace16. Efforts for World peace17. J.P. and Nepal18. Surrender of the Outlaws of Chambal19. Prabhavati's Death20. Leader ship of the 1974 Bihar movement21. The Final farewell22. Ideological Thought and ContributionIndex