Author – Meenu Sinhal
ISBN – 9789350487075
Lang. – English
Pages – 16
Binding – Paperback
Chandra Shekhar Azad (23 July 1906 – 27 February 1931), popularly known as by his self-taken name Azad (“The Free”), was an Indian revolutionary.
Chandrashekhar Azad’s short and chequered life of a revolutionary is remembered in the annals of the history of India’s freedom struggle not merely for his indomitability in the face of odds; but for the human values he cherished. In today’s world; with the edifice of every conceivable value crumbling all around us; Azad’s life offers a paradigm for the redemption of a generation resigned to shallow ideals.
Adversity came a dime a dozen to this village youth born to poor parents rich in morality and humaneness. It’s the roots that determine the actions of a person and actions; his destiny.
At a time when we seem to be taking our freedom for granted; Azad’s biography is a reminder of the blood and toil that went into securing it. The road to preservation of freedom must be hemmed with respect for what we have; for being fortunate to be able to breathe in free air.
The crucial caveat embedded in Azad’s biography is that we face a far greater threat from the enemies within than from enemies without.