The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan


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Books Description:

Personally I have known Mr. Chitta Ranjan Das from the days of his youth. His father, the late Babu Bhuban Mohan Das was a friend of mine. Bhuban Mohan was a well-known Attorney of the Calcutta High Court. For some time he was connected also with Bengalee journalism. As editor, first, of the Brahmo Public Opinion, and subsequently of the Bengal Public Opinion, he made a very high position for himself among Bengalee journalists. His style was very simple, and he spoke with a directness that was rather rare in our more successful English weeklies of those days. Babu Bhuban Mohan was a sincere patriot, and though like good many English educated Bengalees of his generation, he threw himself heart and soul into the Brahmo Samaj Movement, in his personal life and more particularly in his dealings with his Hindu relatives, he belonged to the old Hindu type, and spent whatever he earned,—and he earned a lot—for the support of his poorer relatives. Indeed he spent upon them more than his finances allowed and consequently got involved in heavy liabilities that forced him, during the closing years of his professional life, to take refuge in the Insolvency Court.

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Total Pages:448



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Total Pages:305



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Author:Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Publisher:Library of Alexandria


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Total Pages:160



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Total Pages:167



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The word ÔlokÕ means public and ÔmanyaÕ means accepted.Ê Thus lokmanya means a person who has been accepted by people.Ê In his context it means accepted by people as their leader. ÔLokmanyaÕ Keshav Bal Gangadhar Tilak was recognized by the British as the Father of the Indian National Movement because of activities that stirred feelings of nationalism in the hearts of every Indian. Though his ideals often differed from Mahatma Gandhi, his views regarding crucial matters were sometimes accepted many times by Gandhiji. A revolutionary and social reformer in the true sense of the word, he was a freedom fighter who elicited esteem from all, even his enemies.Ê His indomitable spirit was appreciated by people.Ê He voiced his opinions in speeches and through the newspaper, and everyone especially the British feared his speeches as well as editorials for they provoked Indians to fight for freedom.Ê The British tried to put a ban on them, but did they succeed? The book observes TilakÕsÊ multifaceted personality through the eyes of people.Ê It is a beneficial book for students, scholars and historians alike.

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Total Pages:256



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