Source: K.R. Khosla, The States, Estates and Who's Who in India & Burma (Lahore: The Imperial Publishing Co., 1942), 406

C. Rajagopalachari

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari was born in 1879 and received his education at Central College, Bangalore, before matriculating at the Presidency College and Law College in Madras.

He joined the Bar in 1900 and ran a profitable practice at Salem. Apart from his legal practice, he was also involved in various political endeavours, serving as the Prime Minister of the Government of Madras from 1937 to 1939 and Leader of the Congress Party in the Madras Legislature. He also served on the Madras Legislative Assembly and the Congress Working Committee. In addition, he participated in the Rowlatt Act Agitation in 1919 and the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920.

As a prominent social activist, C. Rajagopalachari was highly vested in the Prohibition movement. To that end, he served as the Secretary of the Prohibition League of India and was a member-in-charge of the Anti-Drink Campaign for the Indian National Congress. To rekindle the practice of hand-spinning and the eradication of untouchability, he also set up a village ashram.

Source: K.R. Khosla, The States, Estates and Who’s Who in India & Burma (Lahore: The Imperial Publishing Co., 1942), 406

Works

Hinduism: Doctrine and Way of Life (New Delhi: The Hindustan Times, 19–)

Towards a Responsible Press (Delhi: Publications Divison, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1952)

Satyam Eva Jayate: A Collection of Articles Contributed to Swarajya and Other Journals from 1956 to 1961 (Volume I) (Madras: Bharathan Publications, 1961)

 

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