Author: Indumati KelkarTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Shripad Krishna KelkarPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2015Language: HindiPages: 193ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123718972
Ram Manohar Lohia (1910-69), the man of revolutionary ideas and multi-dimensional personality never supported Marxism or Gandhism. But with the amalgamation of visionary ideas of these two, he laid the foundation of socialism, keeping in mind the present Indian Conditions. Lohia believed that election is not a medium to capture leadership, but to express people’s universal will-power. The story of life struggle of this eminent socialist thinker has been presented in this book in an abstract form. Author of this book, Late Indumati Kelkar started her political career with Quit India Movement in the year 1942. During her stint with freedom movement she was sent six times to jail. With Ram Manohar Lohia’s first complete and official biography and 11 Marathi books on his ideology to her credit, she has also written various famous Marathi books on Mahatma Phule, Savitri Phule, Rajmata Jijabai and Razia Sultan. Summarization of Lohia’s biography has been done by Shripad Krishna Kelkar, who was associated with Gandhiji in his service for the Nation. After serving eighteen months in jail in the movement of 1942, he also spent seven years in jail during Civil Disobedience Movement. He married Indumati Kelkar in 1947. He has written and edited books on Quit India and Non-Co-operation Movement and also various other books.
ContentsPreface Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia : Life Sketch 1. Mother India – Mother Earth 2. A Rising Star 3. Congress Socialist Leader 4. Impatient for Quit India 5. Underground Revolutionary 6. The Partition Wound 7. Lion of Aguard8. Orphaned Again 9. New Direction 10. World Tour 11. Asian Socialism – An Illusion 12. New Vision of Socialism 13. Unprincipled Stand vs Lohia 14. A Great Victory 15. Assertion of the Value of Human Life 16. Freedom of Speech and Disciplined Action 17. New Challenge 18. Fighter Leader of a Fighter Party 19. Concrete form of Socialism 20. Search for New Paths 21. ‘Save Himalayas’ 22. In Parliament23. Satyagraha in America 24. Parliamentary Struggle 25. ‘Defeat Congress, Save Country’ 26. Last Struggle