You will get illustrated biographies of great social reformers and revolutionaries in this series. We have started with the biography with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. We hope this series will prove to be very useful to students, teachers, and educational institutions.
The story of the novel revolves around Stephen Kumalo, the protagonist of the novel, who happens to be a black Anglican priest from a rural Natal town in South Africa. He goes in search of his son Absalom in the city of Johannesburg.
Several critics consider “Wild Duck” as Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The play very skillfully recounts the fatal effects of what Ibsen termed the ‘life lie,’ some kinds of delusions which a person needs to escape from the harsh reality which is intolerable for the person.
“She Stoops to Conquer” is known for its enduring appeal. There are only few plays that have remained popular even today, and “She Stoops to Conquer” is one such play. Even today, the play is regularly performed.
“Shaheedon ki chitaon par lagenge har varsh mele,
Watan pe mitne walon ka yahi baki nishaan hoga.”
(There will be fairs at the tombs of the martyrs every year; this is what will remain of those who die for their country.)
This great leader, politician, and anti-apartheid revolutionary has made his place in the hearts of billions of people around the world. He was a great philanthropist who spent all his life serving the downtrodden and the poor in South Africa and other parts of the world.
Walesa was a simple electrician who had started his work at Lenin Shipyard. Having worked there for some time and having experienced the poor working conditions, he became a dissident trade-union activist.
In her time known as “the most dangerous woman in the United States", Emma Goldman is popularly known for her writing, political speeches, and political activism. She is also called an anarchist by some biographers and historians.
“Native Son” by Richard Wright was first published in 1940. It was originally the title of Nelson Algren’s first novel, “Somebody in Boots.” The story of that novel was based on a piece of doggerel about the first Texan.
His major weapon against the Empirical British Regime was non-violent civil disobedience. Now when we see his old pictures, movies, or listen to his speeches, or watch him in movie clips of the time, it seems incredible that a frail man in a white dhoti had led India to her freedom.
The author very skillfully uses the local speech, and presents the local customs. He criticizes the small town locale. The satire in the novel is double-edged: it is aimed at the simple townspeople and at the same time it satires the superficial intellectuals who look down on them.
On the surface it appears to be a very simple story about a young boy who wants to have a gun, but the story very intelligently and descriptively explores the underlying themes of racism and the struggles of an individual in America that was divided on the basis of color, caste, ethnicity, and religion.