Minoo Masani


Minocher Rustom Masani was born on 20 November 1905 to a Parsi family with an outspoken journalist and writer father, Mr. Rustom Masani. He was brought up in Bombay. He went on to train himself to become a lawyer at various institutions like Elphinstone College in Bombay, and the prestigious London School of Economics. He became a member of the Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four lawyer’s associations in London. He came back to India in 1928 to practice law at the Bombay Bar but gave up soon to take part in the freedom struggle. While in London, he came in contact with an influential left leaning Professor Harold Laski who taught and influenced many prominent future leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, V K Krishna Menon and Annie Besant.

He actively took part in the independence struggle and was imprisoned many times for civil disobedience. Masani was a believer in socialism and other left leaning ideas during the early years of his political career. He went on to become the secretary of the Congress Socialist Party (CSP) a pressure group within the Indian National Congress to take congress to the left. However, he went through a great transition in his beliefs during his leadership at CSP.

Books
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Our India
Hamara Hindustan
Congress Misrule and the Swatantra Alternative
We Indians : Minoo Masani (1989)
Of Four Real Leaders, Some Reminiscences, Freedom First (1980)
Picture of a Plan (1945)
A Plea for a Mixed Economy (1947)
Our Growing Human Family (1950)
Neutralism in India (1951)
Indian Congress for Cultural Freedom : March 28 to 31, 1951 (1951)
The Communist Party of India: A Short History (1954)
Congress Misrule and the Swatantra Alternative (1956)
Too Much Politics, Too Little Citizenship (1969)
Liberalism (1970)
The Constitution, Twenty Years Later (1975)
Bliss was it in that Dawn ... (1977)
The Third World-Quo Vadis?(1979)
Against the tide (1981)
Autobiography of Minoo Masani, Volumes I (1981)
Autobiography of Minoo Masani, Volumes II (1981)
Freedom and Dissent : Essays in Honour of Minoo Masani (1985)
Essays in Honour of Minoo Masani (1985)
Socialism Reconsidered : Project for economic education (1988)
In the Vanguard of Freedom : Essays in the Honour of Minoo Masani (1995)
Minoo Masani - November 20, 1905- May 27, 1998
Presented To
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Minoo Masani at 90, Freedom First (1995)
Mentions Published On
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The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 54  Published on: June 1,1957
June 1,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 55  Published on: October 1,1957
October 1,1957
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 5  Issue: 56  Published on: February 1,1958
February 1,1958
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 7  Issue: 57  Published on: April 1,1959
April 1,1959
The Indian Libertarian
Volume: 7  Issue: 59  Published on: April 15,1959
April 15,1959
Talks & Lectures
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Trade Deficit | Sudha Shenoy
Lecture presented by Sudha R Shenoy at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; October 26, 2006.
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