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Rafi Ahmed Kidwai: Bridging Region and Nation A Political Biography

Author Name: Rathin Biswas | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

“Pandit Ko bhi Salam hai aur maulvi ko bhi, mazhab na chahiye mujhe imaan chahiye.” 

– Akbar Allahabadi 

“Rafi Ahmed Kidwai: Bridging Region and Nation” is a political biography of a congressman from Uttar Pradesh to whom nothing mattered but Indian freedom. During pre-partitioned days when greatest of the Muslims queued to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his Pakistan movement, he stood his guns with resolute firmness. He was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s closest colleague, India’s first communication Minister and was one of the two Muslims in the Nehru cabinet along with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He achieved miracles as Food and Agriculture Minister by his policy of food de-control. He was an administrative genius to the caliber of Sardar Patel, a nationalist Indian, and a humanist in truest term. This book is a product of extensive research on pre- partition Gandhian phase of UP congress vis-à-vis India as a whole. It will provide opportunity for the readers to peep inside the Congress organization in colonial era in the back drop of rising factionalism and communalism. 


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Rathin Biswas

Rathin Biswas, Forty Eight, an Indian Air Force veteran, a resident of West Bengal is an Income Tax employee presently working on deputation to Enforcement Directorate, Kolkata. He has a PhD in History from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is an avid reader of contemporary Indian History, researched extensively on the evolution of UP Congress aftermath 1920. He is a soldier by heart, a historian by choice and an investigating officer by profession. He believes that positive attitude and compassion towards society makes one human. He firmly believes serving with integrity by the man of lowest position in the society is more commendable than that a corrupt man in highest position.

He may be contacted at email: biswas.rathin07@gmail.com