The Life & Times of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee

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Prabhat Prakashan, Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee (1901-1953), second son of Sir Asutosh Mookerjee, was a multifaceted personality—educationist, patriot, statesman, parliamentarian, a person of incredible courage and a great humanitarian. In a life of less than fifty-two years and in politics for just fourteen of them, he had risen to be a Union cabinet minister in Free India’s first cabinet, and had thrown away that portfolio upon developing serious differences with Jawaharlal Nehru over the pogrom of the Hindu minority in East Pakistan. Before that he had been the driving force behind the creation of West Bengal and East Punjab by snatching these parts from Jinnah’s Pakistan. After resigning his cabinet berth he founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which later metamorphosed itself into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of today.
This volume is a well-researched and complete biography of this great son of motherland India which gives an insight into his inspiring life.
 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ancestry and Early Life
Student Days and a Short Married Life 19061933
University Years 192438
Entry Into Politics 19391941
Finance Minister of Bengal 19411942
The Famine 194243
The Pogrom in East Bengal and Resignation from Cabinet 1950
The Bharatiya Jana Sangh is Born 1951
Party President and Parliamentarian 19511953
Praja Parishads Jammu Agitation 195253
Martyrdom and Thereafter 1953
Epilogue
Milestones in His Life
Bibliography

Difficult Years 194446
The Architect of West Bengal 1947
Central Minister of Industry and Supply 194750
Persons Interviewed
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