Great Men of India
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This book is an attempt to tell the story of some of the greatest of the men who have made Indian history. Though there has been no attempt to make this book in any way a history of India, we cannot study the lives of her great men over a period of more than two thousand years without learning much of her history and progress. Thus it is that the biographies in this book serve to illuminate, and in some sort even to recount, the history of the great land in which they lived. Looking back over the centuries it is not hard to assess the spiritual debt India owes to these great figures of the past.
Time has proved them and has shown their worth. It is noticeable that though widely varying in their activities, their methods of working and their points of view, an underlying national spirit united them all. They strove, not for separate causes, but for on even though they may apprehend that cause diversely their Motherland, India. There are among them men who discarded age long traditions of caste and creed. Men who sacrificed great careers for their convictions. Men who gave up the prizes the world offered. There are men who came, through patient toil, to fame they did not seek.
The ranks include scholars, poets, authors, founders of universities and schools, princes and great ministers. All of them in their own way worked for the advancement of India. Many are presented in this book by people who have known them intimately, and welcome the opportunity of reminding the people of India of the debt of gratitude they owe to these architects of the country’s future. Whether of the past or of the present, India’s great men are such as would do honour to any country known to history.