The Collected Works of Lala Lajpat Rai, Vol. 15

By: B.R. Nanda (Ed.)

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Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the outstanding Leaders of modern India, a contemporary of Dadabhai Naoroji, Tilak, Gokhale and Gandhi. His public life spanned the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century. He practised Law at the Lahore Chief Court and built up a lucrative practice, but was drawn very early into public activities pertaining to religious, educational and social Reforms and then into nationalist politics. Lajpat Rai was one of the foremost leaders of the Indian National Congress. His arrest and deportation without trial to Burma in 1907 created a great sensation in India. He spent the War years (1914-18) in the United States propagating the Indian case for self-government. He returned to India in 1920 and had the Honour of presiding over the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress which approved of Gandhi`s campaign for non-cooperation with the government. He was deputy leader of the Swaraj Party in the Central Legislative Assembly and played a prominent role in provincial as well as national Politics in the 1920s. While leading a demonstration against the Simon Commission at Lahore in 1928 he received injuries in an assault by the Police which hastened his death. The fifteenth volume covers the year 1928. During this period Lajpat Rai was mainly occupied in mobilizing public opinion in favour of the Nehru Report and the Movement for boycott of Simon Commission. For Lajpat Rai the appointment of Simon Commission was a negation of India`s right to have any Voice in the determining of its future constitution. His mind was made up to boycott it. He led a vigorous campaign against the Commission both in Press and from platform. The movement was a great success. Printed Pages: 468

Title: The Collected Works of Lala Lajpat Rai, Vol. 15

Author Name: B.R. Nanda (Ed.)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2010

ISBN: 817304872X

ISBN 13: 9788173048722

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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