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.
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 Bal Gangadhar 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 Bal Gangadhar Tilak and his impactful journey which gave Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak the identity of “Lokmanya” meaning “the admired one”.