LOKMANYA TILAK – The First National Leader

Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak’s iconic quote, “Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it” gave a new strength to the idea of self rule and introduced an element of fierceness.

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About The Author

Gayatri Pagdi

Gayatri Pagdi

Gayatri Pagdi is a full-time writer, translator, editor and professional ghostwriter of books related to Indian culture and 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 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.

The First National Leader-Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Gayatri Pagdi, full time writer, translator, editor and a professional ghost writer, has brought out the various shades of Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s personality as a social reformer, scholar and a national leader in her book, Lokmanya Tilak.

Lokmanya Tilak (1856-1920) was the first national leader of the Indian
freedom movement who transcended provinces, communities and languages to establish himself in the hearts of millions. Tilak was a fierce advocate of swarajya (self-rule) and his famous words – ‘Swarajya is my birthright, and I shall have it!’  

Gayatri Pagdi, in these pages has brought out the heroism of Lokmanya Tilak and his impactful journey which gave Lokmanya Tilak the identity of “Lokmanya” meaning “the admired one”.

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