The Swatantra Souvenir was published by the Swatantra Party in 1973, after the death of C Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) in 1972. The Souvenir recaptures the troubled mind and voice of Rajaji, which in the last fifteen years of his life was one of pain and anguish at the way things were going on in India. The articles and comments printed in these pages are a random selection of his views on economic and political affairs. The last section ‘Miscellany’ seeks to provide the reader with little snippets from his ‘Dear Reader’ column in Swarajya and will give one an idea of his wide canvas. Unless otherwise stated, the articles and comments in the Souvenir have been culled from the various issues of Swarajya.