By S. Lal
The booklet is an inspiring story of fifty renowned Indians who made extraordinary contribution in numerous fields. Their force, selection and resourcefulness act like beacons of sunshine directing children around the globe to accomplish the unusual. well-known folks 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 number of names one of the lengthy checklist that the booklet talks approximately. for those who think that instance is more advantageous than mere phrases this e-book is certain to excite you.
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LAL PART I LEADERS OF THE INDIAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT In order to understand India’s freedom struggle, we have to go back to the so-called modern period of Indian history, when India was under British rule. The English came to India, as humble traders to the Mughal Court, for the commercial privileges granted to them. However, they did not remain silent spectators confined to trade. Rather, they shrewdly watched over the course of events. They were opportunists who took advantages of the prevailing conditions in the country.
Not content with trade alone, they gradually started expanding their territory, which in due course of time grew into an empire. British rule in India was not the result of a planned conquest; it was gradually built on the wreckage of the Mughal and Maratha empires. During the first quarter of the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire showed signs of dissolution due to Aurangzeb’s weak and dissolute successors. In the absence of any governing power, India became a mass of conflicting states, fraught with controversies.
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.