In the 19th century India was under British rule. It was also a land in need of social reform. This period gave rise to several movements in the country, some of them reformist, others fighting for independence. In the course of these struggles, many individuals distinguished themselves by leading the campaign for change and bringing about a new awakening in the country. In the face of great adversity they worked selflessly to achieve their objectives. Unsung Heroes is a tribute to the courage, vision, and sacrifice of some of these brave sons and daughters of India.This volume features Mahatma Jotirao Phule, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sarojini Naidu, Bal Gangadhar Kher, Maulana Azad, and Captain Lakshmi. All these visionaries fought for justice and the betterment of their fellowmen. Their commitment, heroism, selfless service, and compassion are an inspiration for all humanity.
- Gayatri Pagdi
Gayatri Pagdi is a full-time writer, translator, editor and professional ghostwriter of books related to Indian culture & religion, self-empowerment and alternative healing. She is a published author in the UK and her writing has been included in the South Asian Literary Review brought out by the University of Pittsburgh, USA, as a promising contemporary South Asian writer and poet. She has also received an acknowledgment for her work from the prestigious Sahitya Akademi in 2007. Pagdi, who has worked on more than 30 books in the past five years in various capacities, is based in Mumbai.
- Vishwas Kher
Vishwas Kher is a retired personnel executive. He is the editor of the Digest of Supreme Court Labour Law Cases. A keen student of Gandhism, he has edited for Navjivan Trust, Ahmedabad, seven collections of Mahatma Gandhi’s writings in fifteen volumes including a collection of Gandhi’s search for the Supreme in three volumes. He was a trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan of Shirdi from 1984 to 1989. He is the author of Sai Baba: His Divine Glimpses and the co-author with M. V. Kamath of Sai Baba of Shirdi: A Unique Saint, Devi Ahalyabai Holkar: The Philosopher Queen, and The Story of Militant but Non-violent Trade Unionism: A Biographical and Historical Study.