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Biography of Jai Prakash Narain, Indian statesman.

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Allan and Wendy Scarfe
Published by Orient Longman (1998)
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Contents: Introduction. 1. A terrorist in the making (1902-1916). 2. Prabhavati Devi and Gandhi (1906-1922). 3. An American education (1922-1929). 4. A man inspired (1929-1932). 5. The men who founded Indian socialism (1932-1939). 6. Resisting imperialist war (1939-1942). 7. A price upon his head (1942-1943). 8. The interrogations of Lahore fort (1944-1946). 9. Preparing the final offensive (1946-1948). 10. Visions and reality (1948-1950). 11. A crisis for Jayaprakash and Jawaharlal (1950-1952). 12. Socialists without state power (1951-1954). 13. Jayaprakash's fast (July 1952). 14. The vow of life service (1951-1957). 15. 'Future Prime Minister of India' (1954-1959). 16. Life in Sokhodeora ashram (1954-1963). 17. Towards a participating democracy (1959-1970). 18. The Naxalites and bloody revolution (1970-1971). 19. Towards a warless world (1954-1971). 20. Without vision the people perish. 21. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Zindabad (1971-1979). References. Index. "Jayaprakash Narayan was one of the last outstanding moral and political figures who carried forward Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of non-violent mass struggle and village self-sufficiency into post-independence India. Allan and Wendy Scarfe first worked as volunteers in J.P.'s Sokhodeora ashram in Bihar in 1958. Their biography of J.P. was first published in 1975. In this revised edition of J.P. : His Biography the Scarfes have presented afresh, and concisely, the essence and core of J.P. the man, philosopher and political activist. They have also written a new chapter which chronicles the tumultuous political events between 1971 and 1979 when Jayaprakash Narayan became 'Lok Nayak'--the quintessential leader of the Indian people--and brings to a close his fascinating life story. The biography vividly illustrates J.P.'s infinite capacity for reflection and change, working relentlessly as he did for issues as varied as national freedom, workers' rights, collective self-help, international peace, panchayati raj and political democracy, in keeping with the exigencies of the changing times. The reader will encounter in this moving portrayal of Jayaprakash Narayan not only a great intellectual and political figure but also a deeply compassionate human being who put aside political abstractions to plunge neck-deep into relief work during the disastrous Bihar famine of 1966-67. Even fifty years after India's independence, the woefully inadequate economic and political empowerment of the majority of Indian people--the central issue J.P. grappled with and attempted to find solutions to--renders this book essential reading today, as it was over twenty years ago when it was first published." (jacket). Seller Inventory # 12939

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