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Rajaji: A Life


The definitive biography of free Indias first Head of State Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (1878-1972), popularly called C.R. or Rajaji, is usually remembered as free Indias Governor-General, or the first Indian Head of State. At one time considered Gandhis heir, this brilliant lawyer from Salem was regarded in pre-independence years as one of the top five leaders of the Congress along with Nehru, Prasad, Patel and Azad.

Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0140269673
No. of Pages: 496 

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Atul Chaturvedi, writing in the Indian Express about Rajagopalachari: "So far only Anthony Copley and Rajmohan Gandhi have done justice to his considerable achievements."