Vice President M. Hamid Ansari released a book titled “Swatantrata Senani Raja Mahendra Pratap” edited by Raghuvir Singh ‘Arvind’ at a function here today.
The vice president said Raja Mahendra Prarap was a true nationalist and his ideas were far ahead of their time.
He opined that his memoir should be made available in book and documentary forms for wider reach among the masses so that people may learn from his great contribution in freedom struggle.
He complimented the editor for bringing out such a useful book.
The book highlights that Raja Mahendra Pratap never compromised with his political thoughts and was very influenced with the Gadar Revolution of 1913-15. He migrated to Afghanistan, leaving all his lands and properties in India, and in 1915, he established the first provincial Government of India in Kabul along with his accomplice Barkatullah Khan and Maulavi Abaidullah Sindhi.
He returned to India after World War -II when India was about to get Independence.
He was of the view of the formation of a Great Union from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka which was not possible due to partition.