Jayaprakash Narayan: Keeper of India’s Conscience

Jayaprakash Narayan was born on October 11, 1902, in Sitabdiara, a village on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. His father Harsudayal was a junior official in the Canal Department of the State government and was often touring the region. Jayaprakash, called Baul affectionately, was left with his grandmother to study in Sitabdiara. Since … Continue reading

Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari: a Free Thinker

By Arvind A. Deshpande Shri Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari, better known throughout the world as Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari, was verily Mahatma Vidura of our times. Those familiar with the epic character in Mahabharata will recall that Mahatma Vidura did not have power, weilded no authority, possessed no wealth. Yet every powerful person felt humble before him, … Continue reading

Total Revolution

[On his return home to Patna in 1975 after release from detention due to acute illness, JP (Jayaprakash Narayan) wrote a long letter to his followers explaining the circumstances of the Bihar movement and committing the remaining years of his life to total revolution.]   Continuing Change From the very beginning I have been saying … Continue reading

Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari: The unlabelled uncommon man (1899-1985)

Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari was a freedom fighter, thinker, writer, philosopher and a teacher but above all, he was also a great human being who lived a life of principles.  Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari was born on June 18, 1899 at Multapi in Madhya Pradesh in a family known for its learning. His father T. D. Dharmadhikari … Continue reading