Author: N G JogPublisher: Publications DivisionYear: 1990Language: EnglishPages: 220ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Born a year before the First War of Independence, Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak died 27 years before India became free. His life thus spans the major part of our struggle for freedom. Tilak made his countrymen conscious of their slavery and created in them the urge of freedom. He was described by Sir Valentine Chirol, Special Correspondent of The Times, London as the father of Indian unrest. But Tilak did much more than germinate unrest in the minds of his countrymen. He made it vocal, he gave it shape; he directed it into constructive channels.Tilak made people realise that nothing could be achieved without discipline, unity and strenuous effort. He did not merely coin the slogan Swarajya is my birthright and I will have it. He blazed the trail for it through life-long struggle and sacrifice, through persecution and imprisonment, through dynamic and multifarious activities. He was the first to rouse and mobilize public opinion for national end.
INTRODUCTIONEarly LifeEducationistSocial Vs Political ReformSeven Crucial YearsNational FestivalsFamine and PlagueGuilty of SeditionTai Maharaj CaseDynamic PolicyFour PillarsThe Surat SplitTransportationIn MandalaySearch for UnityHome Rule CampaignMission in BritainLast DaysBehold the ManTilak, Gokhale and GandhiAPPENDIXINDEX