ISBN 9788129116901,Great Indians: Surendranath Banerjea To Gandhi

Great Indians: Surendranath Banerjea To Gandhi


Rupa Publications



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788129116901

ISBN-10 8129116901

Hard Back

Number of Pages 284 Pages
Language (English)


India's fight for freedom began two decades after its crushing defeat in the 1857 mutiny, called by some, India's First War of Independence. The Indian spirit lay dormant for many years, but re-emerged in 1875 with Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's immortal hymn, Bande Mataram. In 1876, Surendranath Banerjee emerged as a leader of political consciousness, a mantle taken up by many Indians from different parts of the country, until the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi on the Indian political scene. In its long fight for freedom, India's political ideology went through several changes: reasonable reform under the moderates, followed by nationalist fervor under the extremists, and finally, a mass and non-violent struggle under Gandhi. This book examines the lives of many of these great Indians who struggled to free the country, as well as those who played a pivotal role in bringing greatness to it after. About the Author Balraj Krishna began his career in journalism with the Civil and Military Gazette. He served in the External Publicity Division and Press Information Bureau, Government of India, and also in the British Information Services. He was a special correspondent with The Hindustan Times in Srinagar. He has also written for The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Hindu, Eastern World (London), and other newspapers and journals. He edited the house journals of the Shipping Corporation of India, Mogul Line, Indo-Burma Petroleum, Atlas Copco, Warner Hindustan, Parke Davis and Wimco. He is also the author of Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel: India's Iron Man.