Portrait of a Martyr: Biography of Dr.Shyama Prasad Mookerji


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About the Book:

This edition of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s biography was published in 2001 to mark his 100th birth anniversary. Dr Mookerjee was one of the remarkable figures who played a crucial role in Indian politics during the decades before and after independence. This book explores the life and career of a versatile genius who excelled in every field of activity he entered – as vice-chancellor of Calcutta University (1934-38), as the acting president of the Hindu Mahasabha (1940), as a parliamentarian and the first president of the Jana Sangh (1951-53) and as a crusader for the cause of Indian unity for which he laid down his life, under mysterious circumstances, in prison, on 23 June 1953.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rupa Publications India 
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 322 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India



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