The Great Indian Patriots (2 Volumes)
This is an interesting and instructive collection of sixty profiles of Indian Patriots belonging to various schools of thought, who are no more. All of them toiled for the freedom of the country selflessely according to their capacity. The galaxy consists of patriarchs like Dadabhai Naoroji and C. Vijayaraghavachari, fighter like Savarkar, Prakasam, Lajpat Rai and C.R. Das, orators like Surendranath Banerjee, B.C. Pal, Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Satyamurty and Srinivasa Sastry, agitators like Lokmanya Tilak and Subhash Chandra Bose, statesmen like Gopakrishna Gokhale and C. Rajagopalachari, labour leaders like V.V. Giri, saintly person like Rajendra Prasad and journalists like C.Y. Chintamani. They constitute the foundation on which our national edifice stands. Even a cursory perusal of this unique book will inspire the readers and elevate their minds.
Mr. Rajeswar Rao (b. 1913), Advocate and freedom fighter is a graduate of Calcutta University and Law Graduate of Patna University, Enrolled as an Advocate of Madras High Court in 1941. While studying in Matriculation, he plunged into Salt Satyagraha of 1930 and courted imprisonment. Simultaneously pursued journalism and became a contributor to the Hindu, Indian Express, Illustrated Weekly of India, Hindustan Review and Modern Review. Because intimate with Tej Bahadur Sapru, Sir Prakasa, Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Prakasam, S. Radhakrishnan, Hridaya Nath Kunzru and Sachchidananda Sinha. Delivered the prestigious “Norton Memorial Endowment Lecture” on the invitation of Madras Bar Council with S. Varadachari, Judge, Federal Court Presiding. Freely defended freedom fighters involved in “Quit India” movement of 1942. Offerred Services to I.N.A. Defence Committee. He is the author of An Outline of Indian Art (1948), Survey of Indian Constitution (1950), Biography of Prakasam and Profiles in Patriotism (1984). Worked as officer on special duty, Union Ministry of Education, Government of India’s Standing Committee on Moral Education (1962-63).
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