The basic issues that constitute the essential ingredients of our freedom movement were actually formulated by Swami Dayanand. He had articulated them into a national movement. Dayanand was a visionary, who looked far ahead of his times and visualised a society based on moral values, social justice and equality of opportunity all that in a spiritual back ground and Indian environment. The present treatise is an elaboration of these focal points.
A Scholar and educationist of repute for almost half a century, Swami Vidyananda Saraswati (formerly Shri L.D. Dikshit) has been associated with a number of academic, social and cultural institutions and organisations of Delhi, Panjab & Haryana. He served as Principal of Degree and Post-Graduate Colleges for about two decades. In recognition of his scholarship and service to the cause of education he was nominated as an honorary fellow of the Panjab University by the Vice-President of India. For a number of years he was a -member of the Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council of the Gurukul Kangri University.
A proper assessment and appraisal becomes somewhat difficult in the case of a great leader with a radical vision - the man who is ahead of his times and peoples. During the life-time of such champions they are misunderstood or sinister forces ignore them or hound them out, wage a battle against them with savage malice, fight them with furious hatred or carry on unscrupulous campaign of lie, blasphamy and slander against them by using vulgar and even obscene polemics. Even after the passing away of these revolutionary souls their thoughts and teachings are obscured or distorted. Hence it becomes necessary for historians and researchers to dig out the entire past to re-evaluate them. And this is exactly what happened in the case of Dayananda Saraswati. A time has, therefore, come for us to re-assess the pioneering contribution of Dayananda with a new approach to and better understanding of history.
By presenting facts in their true and right perspective, which have been besmeared with cobwebs of hatred and malevolence, we shall be absolving ourselves of the debt we owe to our Rishies, to some extent. The tarnished faces of our ancestors must be made free from all blemishes and shown in their ever bright lusture and refulgence, if we wish to be remembered as true scions of our sires.
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