Author: Bipin Chandra PalForeword/Introduction: Indra Nath ChoudhuriPublisher: RupaYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129116284
Bipin Chandra Pal was a major figure in the Indian nationalist Movement, a leader of the extremist wing of the Congress party who advocated a more militant line against British Imperialism. An active politician, he also used his pen to great effect in furthering the nationalist cause. The Soul of India, published in 1911, was a part of this attempt. Pal reached into the past to create a comprehensive and constructive ideology which would be the basis for what he described as? The new patriotism?, the newly-awakened India. For pal, the soul of India was Sri Krishna-not as a sectarian ideal, but the means through which the past of India manifested itself in the present, and would animate its future too. Through a condition of the country in his day, Pal crafted a unique synthesis which transcends the time in which it was written, and presents the ideals and principles of Indian civilization in its most realized sense.
Letter 1 – Fundamental ConsiderationsLetter 2 – The Name and the ThingLetter 3 – India: The MotherLetter 4 – Religious India