book is the Hindi version of the book India
Wins Freedom published by Orient Blackswan.This is a first-hand autobiographical account of
the story of independence of India achieved in 1947 as told to us by Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad, the first Minister of Education of Independent India - one of
the makers of modern India. He tells the story of the partition of India as
never before, with intimate knowledge and feeling.
The full text of this autobiographical narrative
was confined, under seal, in the National Library, Calcutta, and in the
National Archives, New Delhi, for thirty years. What we now have is the
complete text, released in September 1988, by a court directive.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888–1958) was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, and became its President in 1923. A vocal supporter of nonviolence, he promoted the use of swadeshi products and agitated for Swaraj. Through India’s struggle for Independence, Azad worked tirelessly for secularism as well as Hindu–Muslim unity. In 1920, Azad was elected to the committee that was set up to establish the Jamia Milia Islamia at Aligarh. He helped to shift the campus to Delhi in 1934. Azad became the first Minister of Education in Independent India’s government and held the post until his death in 1958.