Forums Chat Annouce Calender Remote
Great Leaders
Lal Bahadur Shastri Lala Lajpat Rai
Motilal Nehru Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Rajaji M.S. Golwalkar
Major Sections
Biographies of Great Indians & Hindus
* Freedom Fighters
* Great Kings
* Gods & Goddesses
* Sages,Rushis & Saints
* Scientists & Philosophers
* Great  Devotees
* Great Poets
* Great Leaders
* Great Personalities
Prison and Politics

Rajaji hated sloth- even when he was kept in prison, he converted it into a school. He gave of his knowledge to his co-prisoners. He would recount the stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to them. Not only did he seriously study many a book in prison, but he wrote some books too. It was in prison that he wrote his book on the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates. It became a famous work.

Many a time when there were quarrels between the prisoners and the officials of the goal and the situation became tense, Rajaji would step in as peacemaker. So even the prison officials had greataffection and regard towards Rajaji.

A feeling has grown that politics means competition and hatred. But the way Rajaji conducted himself in politics was remark- able.The well-known leader Satyamurty and Rajaji belonged to opposite groups in politics. Still whenRajaji was giving up the Presidentship of the provincial congress committee, he tried hard to see that Satyamurty was greatly surprised by knowing this thing. He freely praised Rajaji and said, "I never knew that Rajaji had a heart of gold!"

Satyamurty was the only leader who had not courted arrest even sometime after Gandhiji began the Non Co-operation Movement in 1930. All other leaders of Madras were in goal. Rajaji went straight to Satyamurty, though he was his political opponent. He told him, "All other leaders of Madras have gone to goal. It is a question of the prestige of Madras. So you must also participate in the Satyagraha now." Satyamurty agreed. Both of them picketed before a shop selling foreign cloth and courted arrest. That was the first stretch of prison life to Satyamurty.

Back ] Up ] Next ]
Rajaji - A Leader gifted wiht amazing intellectual brilliance
About Rajaji
The Governor General
The Chakravati Family
Prosperous Lawyer
The Municipal President
With National Leaders
Against Untouchability
In The Whirligig of Politics
You are Here! Prison And Politics
Simple Life
The Fearless Hero
An Extraordinary Genius
Service- minded
Popular Writer
Words Of Wisdom
Not After Popularity Or Happiness
Constructive Work
A Child Of India's Culture and a World Citizen
This site is part of Dharma Universe LLC websites.
Copyrighted 2009-2014, Dharma Universe.