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LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI

Freedom's Soldier

The struggle for freedom was intensifield all over the country in 1930. Mahatma Gandhi started the 'Salt Satyagraha'. Lal Bahadur took a leading role in it.

At the age of seventeen Lal Bahadur had participated in a procession against the British Government. The government had arrested him and then freed him. But this time it did not let him off easily. He had been calling on people not to pay land revenue and taxes to the government and the government had been keeping a wary eye on him. Now he was sent to prison for two and a half years.

From this time onwards prison became his second home. He was sent to prison seven times and was forced to spend nine long years in various prisons on different occasions.

His going to prison was a blessing in disguise. He had time to read a number of good books. He became familiar with the works of western philosophers, revolutionaries and social reformers. He translated the autobiography of Madam Curie (a French scientist who discovered radium) into Hindi.

Lal Bahadur's virtues shone even in the prison. He was a ideal prisoner. 'He was a model to others in discipline and restraint. Many political prisoners used to quarrel among themselves for small things. They used to cringe for small favors before the officials of the prison. But Lal Bahadur used to give up his comforts for others.

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About Lal Bahadur Shastri
Introduction
'After Nehru, Who?'
Lal Bahadur Shastri
'Bharat Ratna'
The Fatherless Child
The Loving Grandfather
Strong and Self-respecting
The Lesson
Tilak and Gandhiji
The young Satyagrahi
'The Servants Of The People Society'
You are Here! Freedom's Solider
Sense Of Honour
In Prison Again
A New Arena
The Responsibility Of Freedom
The Minister For Railways
'I am Responsible'
The Homeless Home Minister
Not A Slave To Position
Back In The Cabinet
The Prime Minister
A Shield For India's Honour
The Rann Of Kutch
'Force Will Be Met With Force
'China Cannot Frighten us'
Tashkent - Treaty
Shastriji Is Immortal
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