The Definitive Biography Of Free India S First Head Of State Chakravarti Rajagopalachari , Popularly Called CR Or Rajaji, Is Usually Remembered As Free India S Governor General, Or The First Indian Head Of State At One Time Considered Gandhi S Heir, This Brilliant Lawyer From Salem Was Regarded In Pre Independence Years As One Of The Top Five Leaders Of The Congress Along With Nehru, Prasad, Patel And Azad This Biography Written By Rajaji S Grandson, The Noted Historian And Biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, Highlights Rajaji S Role In The Events Preceding Partition A Statesman And Conciliator Of Conflicts Between Stalwarts, He Was Perhaps The Sole Congress Leader In The Forties To Admit To The Likelihood Of Partition He Prophesied Even Then That Pakistan Might Break Up In Twenty Five Years Later, CR Became A Strident Critic Of Nehru And The Congress As A Founder Of The Swatantra Party In The Fifties, He Attacked The Permit License Raj Fearing Its Potential For Corruption And Stagnation, Even While The Tide Was In Favour Of Nehru S Socialistic Pattern Meticulously Researched, Using CR S Private Papers, His Contemporaries Archives, Extensive Interviews With Eye Witnesses And Contemporary Accounts And Newspapers, This Intensely Personal, Yet Objective Account Gives Us An Unparalleled Portrait Of One Of The Outstanding Indians Of This Century
Rajmohan Gandhi born 1935 is a biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.Until end December 2012 he taught political science and history at the University of Illinois and divided his time between India and the United States.
- 496 pages
- Rajaji, A Life
- Rajmohan Gandhi
- 01 September 2019 Rajmohan Gandhi