C Rajagopalachari

C Rajagopalachari (popularly known as Rajaji) was born on 10 December 1878 in the Madras Presidency. He completed his graduation in Arts from the Central College, Bangalore and went on to study law at the Presidency College from where he graduated in the 1897. Rajaji went on to join the Indian National Congress and actively took part in the sessions at Calcutta and Surat around 1906. He later became one of the disciples of Mahatma Gandhi and gave up his law practice.

Rajaji became the first premier of the Madras Presidency as INC won the Madras Elections of 1937. Rajaji opposed the Quit India Movement and the partition of India. He served as a Minister in the interim government between 1946- 1947. After Independence he became the Governor of West Bengal.

He was chosen as the successor to Lord Mountbatten as the last and only Indian Governor General of India from June 1948 to January 1950. He became a part of Nehru’s cabinet as a Home Affairs Minister after the death of Sardar Patel. However he eventually resigned by the end of 1951 due to his dislike for Nehru’s pro-Soviet leanings and various other rifts on issues like demands for linguistically based sates among other reasons. He also became the chief minister of Madras for a period of two years between 1952 and 1954. He carried various reforms during his tenure as CM like abolishing control over food supplies and scrapping sugar rationing.

Speech made by C. Rajagopalachari at the swearing in ceremony for the position of Governor General of India
Satyamev Jayate Volume 1: Collection of Writings from Swarajya
Towards a Responsible Press: Shri C. Rajagopalachari s Speeches on the Press Bill in Parliament
Plighted Word, Servants of Untouchable Society (1933)
The Way Out (Oxford University Press, 1943)
The Impending Fast of Mahatma Gandhi : The Issues Explained (1944)
Reconciliation, Why and How: A plea for Immediate Action (Hind Kitabs, 1945)
Ambedkar Refuted (Hind Kitabs, 1946)
The Indian communists (Cultural Books, 1955)
The good administrator (Government of India,1955)
Our democracy and other essays (B.G. Paul & Co.,1957 )
Mankind protests: a collection of speeches and statements on atomic warfare and test explosions(All India Peace Council,1957)
Satyam Eva Jayate: A collection of articles contributed to Swarajya and other journals from 1956 to 1961, Volume 1 (Bharathan Publications,1961)
The question of English (Bharathan Publications, 1962)
Swatantra answer to Chinese Communist challenge(1964)
English for unity (Bharathan Publications,1965)
Gandhi’s Conscience Keeper, C. Rajagopalachari and Indian Politics (2009)
Raja : A Life (1997)
The Swatantra Party – Victory in Defeat
Indian Prohibition Manual (1930)
Mentions Published On
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 37  Published on: March 15,1957
March 15,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 38  Published on: March 15,1957
March 15,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 39  Published on: May 1,1957
May 1,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 40  Published on: August 15,1957
August 15,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 41  Published on: September 1,1957
September 1,1957
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