C Rajagopalachari's speeches in this book begin with his swearing in speech ceremony on June 21,1948 at Government House,New Delhi. 89 speeches made in 1948, 69 in 1949 and 2 in 1950 are included. The speeches were made at different places on different occasions like Republic day, Independence day, at inaugurations of exhibitions and the like, on the occasion of unveiling of Mahatma's statue in Madras and so on.C Rajagopalaji was a very good speaker and his speeches are like essays. They are full of deep thoughts and very frank. Right from the heart. One can say that Rajagopalaji spoke from the heart and was very forthright at times. He spoke during Ramlila and also during Id. He addressed people of clubs, ashrams and hostels and all the speeches are worth preserving and inspiring to the reader.
About The Author: C. Rajagopalachari :
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari is a distinguished founder member of the Bhavan. A great patriot, astute politician, thinker, visionary, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great statesman. A freedom fighter, he was also the Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West Bengal, India's Home Minister and the first Indian Governor-General of Free India. Rajaji popularized books on Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagwad Gita ,Upanishads and several others by writing in his inimitable style which has appealed to millions of people. He wrote in English and Tamil, his mother tongue. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.