India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad was a symbol of simple living and high thinking.
He impressed his teachers in such a manner during his student life that it led to one of his examiners to actually comment that the examinee is better than the examiner.
Many milestones were achieved by him on the journey from his school in his village to Calcutta.
He practiced law in the High Courts of Patna and Calcutta but gave up the practice to participate in the Indian Struggle for Independence.
Dr Rajendra Prasad’s political career began with the Champaran Satyagraha which was led by Mahatma Gandhi.
As President of the Constituent Assembly of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad used patience, discipline and knowledge to play a pivotal role in formation of the Indian Constitution.
In addition, he played an important role as Minister of the Food and Agriculture Department in the Central Interim Government.
Furthermore, he wrote several major books and articles as well as gave lectures on a variety of topics which hold relevance in the current scenario and will continue to do so in the future.
Autobiography and India Divided are two of his most influential works.
The book in question Rajendra Prasad: His Life and Thought, published by National Book Trust, India, Ministry of Education, Government of India is a brief biography of Dr Rajendra Prasad, including valuable views and thoughts that have been depicted in his books, articles and lectures.
Dr Braj Kumar Pandey (Ph.D), author has worked as a professor of Political Science for 35 years at Rajnarayan College, Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Bihar.
He retired in the year 1998. Writing over three dozen books in Hindi and English, he has made a valuable contribution in the field of politics and literature