S. Lal's 50 Magnificent Indians of the 20th Century PDF

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By S. Lal

ISBN-10: 8179926982

ISBN-13: 9788179926987

The ebook is an inspiring story of fifty well known Indians who made striking contribution in quite a few fields. Their force, decision and resourcefulness act like beacons of sunshine directing children worldwide to accomplish the unusual. well-known individuals like Surendranath Bannerjee, Mahatma Gandhi, Homi J. Bhabha, J.N. Tata, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indira Gandhi, Amartya Sen and P.T. Usha are yet a couple of names one of the lengthy record that the e-book talks approximately. in case you think that instance is more beneficial than mere phrases this booklet is bound to excite you.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was one such stalwart, whose historical service to the nation was marked by the integration of the princely states. Indira Gandhi emerged as the foremost politician during the post-independence phase by virtue of having been bold enough to implement vital decisions. The monumental achievement of her leadership was India’s victory in the Indo-Pak War, of 1971. Lal Bahadur Shastri was another exceptional leader, endowed with the strength of high moral character and honesty — a rare virtue found in politics.

K. Gokhale pointed out the unjustified expenditure incurred to maintain a large European army during a time of peace. The first quarter of the twentieth century witnessed a political divide over how sovereignty could be attained — whether by violent or non-violent methods. Symbolic of the former were Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad and others; and of the latter, the followers of the Gandhian political philosophy of Satyagraha, based on the doctrines of truth and non-violence.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was another exceptional leader, endowed with the strength of high moral character and honesty — a rare virtue found in politics. He had set a unique example by resigning as the Railway Minister following a train accident in 1956, for which he personally owned responsibility. His example is yet to be emulated. General Yayah Khan unleashed a regime of repression in March 1971, to crush the unrest in East Pakistan. It resulted in the massacre of over three million people and the influx of over ten million refugees into the Indian territory.

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