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Jayaprakash Narayan


The Dream of Revolution lays bare Jayaprakash Narayan's quest for revolution, why his legacy lies forgotten

January 04, 2022 12:54 pm

In a crisp 200 pages, The Dream of Revolution — a biography begun by the late historian Bimal Prasad, a close associate of Jayaprakash Narayan’s, and completed by his daughter, art historian Sujata Prasad — narrates the singular, often surprising political life, which bridged the era of Bhagat Singh and civil disobedience with that of George Fernandes and the Janata Party.

October 13, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Anti-graft campaign

October 13, 2021 7:35 am

Five organisations, including the Citizens for Democracy and Lok Sevak Eangh, founded by Jayaprakash Narayan, decided at a meeting in New Delhi to launch an all-India campaign against corruption.

Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan, the people's hero

October 10, 2021 7:30 am

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Even though power was within his reach many times, he preferred to work at the grassroots, strengthening India’s democratic foundation.

Book to explore life and works of Jayaprakash Narayan

August 03, 2021 2:52 pm

According to the publisher, the book, written by historian Bimal Prasad and author Sujata Prasad, explores "the ambiguities and ironies of a life lived at the barricades, and one man's unremitting quest to usher in a society based on equality and freedom".

Biju Patnaik: The flying ace who helped Indian and foreign freedom movements 

March 06, 2020 11:50 am

On the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik, recalling how he bravely lent his flying skills for freedom fighters like Ram Manohar Lohia and to Indonesia's independence movement for which he was conferred the title "Bhoomiputra".

March 23, 1979, Forty Years Ago: JP Battles

March 23, 2019 12:07 am

Jayaprakash Narayan was put on dialysis amidst the unfortunate news of his supposed death.

August 28, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Clashes In Vizag

August 28, 2018 12:23 am

With Naval Petty Officer Bhatt, who died in the previous night’s clashes, the total deaths come to three, according to police, and five, according to non-official sources.

Forty Years Ago: August 18, 1978

August 18, 2018 12:36 am

THE Congress-CPI Opposition was up in arms again in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of a House committee going into corruption charges against the families of the prime minister and the former home minister.

Jayaprakash Narayan: Reluctant messiah of a turbulent time

October 11, 2017 9:19 am

Jayaprakash Narayan would have been 115 today. In an India that is very different, but is dominated once again by a single political force, what is the significance of his righteous but, in the long term, unworkable, message?

August 11, 1977, Forty years ago: JP for class struggle

August 11, 2017 12:02 am

Jayaprakash Narayan urges youth associations to organise them for they are too helpless to organise themselves. While such class organisations are necessary, political and social organisations should make it a rule to have representatives of Dalits, women, Adivasis and backward communities on their committees, he says.


Remembering Jayaprakash Narayan on 113th birth anniversary, here are some rare photos

October 11, 2015 9:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113 birth anniversary.