Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the most genuine freedom fighters of India.
He was no gun weilding revolutionary seeking martyrdom. Neither was he slogan shouting or breast beating
Gokhale was a silent and serious crusader. He was an educationist who laboured for the spread of education in
the country. He fought against the social evils that were plaguing the Indian society. Untouchability, caste system,
blind faiths, senseless customs, dowry and widow burning or tormenting were leading to the self destruction of
India. And through Congress he was actively participating in the battle politically against British colonial rule over
That was genuine and really serious freedom fighting because the British were not the only reason for the slavery
and the exploitation of Indian masses. The shackled Indians to miseries and the poverty.
Without education and eradication of social evils the independence even if won from British would have been
meaningless. The masses would have been irrelevant.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale had understood this fact clearly. Hence, he put greater efforts in spreading education
and cleansing the society of horrendous evils. At the same time he was active as any other Congressman in the
In Gopal Krishna Gokhale we had an ideal freedom fighter who was seeking genuine independence. He was not
for counterfeit freedom or half baked liberty.
The biography of Krishna Gokhale is the story of a 24 contribution to the freedom struggle of our country and the
society hence, this book should prove a valuable reading.
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