Author: Lajpat Rai
Foreword/Introduction: Prof Sidney Webb
Publisher: DAV Publication Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The Arya Samaj is undoubtedly a potent spiritual ferment in the Punjab, combining what may be called a “Protestant” reformation of the secular abuses and legendry accretions of orthodox Hinduism-a reversion from ”ecclesiasticism” to the (Vedic) “scriptures”-with a Puritan.
Simplification of life and a “Roundhead” insistence on the development of an independent Indian intellectual life and thought.
It was in 1907 that the Arya Samaj first attracted notice outside India.
Since then hardly a book has been published in the English language, dealing with Indian movements or with Indian conditions of life, which does not speak of the Arya Samaj.
Liberal and Labour writers have spoken of it in terms of appreciation and sympathy, while a few Conservative Imperialists have condemned it as anti-British. Missionaries have also written of it, either as fair critics or in a spirit of rancour. Before 1907, the Arya Samaj had very few books in English dealing with its doctrines.
Preface By Sidney Webb
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Chapter 1 Early Life
Chapter 2 Fighting For Truth
Chapter 3 Founding Of The Arya Samaj And Death
Chapter 4 The Teachings Of Dayananda
Chapter 5 Dayananda’s Translation Of The Vedas
The Arya Samaj
Chapter 1 Religious Teachigs
Chapter 2 Social Ideals And Aims
Chapter 3 Organizationo f The Arya Samaj
Chapter 4 The Arya Samaj And Politics
Chapter 5 The Arya Samaj And Politics (Continued)
Chapter 6 The Educational Propaganda
Chapter 7 Philanthropic Activities
Chapter 8 Shuddhi Work of The Arya Samaj
The Arya Samaj (Continued)
Chapter 1 Religious Ideals And Aims
Chapter 2 Conclusion