' I am a revolutionary first and everything else afterwards,' Har Dayal once said. It sums up the man. He had one thought, one passion: overthrowing British rule in India. A man with extraordinary qualities of mind, he inspired a whole generation of Indians.
Har Dayal: the Great Revolutionary highlights the absolute devotion and immense sacrifice of a man who lived most of his life in exile outside India, founded the Ghadar Party in the USA, and inspired and chanelled men and arms to start a second revolt in India.
Although the literature on our first-line national leaders is vast, there is little written about our pioneer nationalists, particularly the extremists who took the risks, threw the bombs, and created mass awareness. Har Dayal: the Great Revolutionary fills in this lacunae with style, clarity, and extensive detail.
About the Author
E. Jaiwant Paul is a man of varied interests, having authored four books earlier: By My Sword and Shield - Weapons of the Indian Warrior; Rani of Jhansi Laksmibai' Baji Rao - the Warrior Peshwa; the Story of Tea. A hard-core corporate, he initially worked with Hindustan Lever and was later a director of Brooke Bond, India. Thereafter, he headed the National Mineral Water Company in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. A keen cricketer and tennis player, he now lives in Delhi and serves as a director of a few companies.
Shubh Paul was at school in Lahore and after Partition moved to Shimla and Chandigarh where her father was a judge of the Punjab High Court; She did her Masters in History from Delhi University. After her marriage, she worked with Mother Teresa and took a keen interest in the West Bengal Council of women in Calcutta. An enthusiastic trekker, she has trekked with her husband in Kashmir, Kulu Valley and Garhwal.this book is of special interest to her as Har Dayal was her grandfather.
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