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COLLECTED ESSAYS, MEMORANDA AND LETTERS, (1913-193) [REGARDING THE REBELLION OF BRITSH INDIA, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT], Satyanand Stokes
1 COLLECTED ESSAYS, MEMORANDA AND LETTERS, (1913-193) [REGARDING THE REBELLION OF BRITSH INDIA, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT] Satyanand Stokes
Kotgarh, Simla Hills, India Satyanand Stokes c1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
c600 pages; 415 of various writings ranging from one to ten or so pages each. Pages are original typing [not carbons]. INDIA: : British Colony: : India Office: : Rebellion: : . Freedom Struggle/ A gathering of writings, memoranda, essays and letters regarding the state of India under British rule. Mid 1940's. He dicusses customs, laws, and events that went into shaping the colony. Stokes (16 August 1882 - 14 May 1946) was an American who settled in India and participated in the Indian Independence Movement. Begar’ (forcible labour) was prevalent in Shimla hills at that time. Under the ‘begar’ system the local Rajas and the Britishers forced the poor and ignorant hill men to do free labour although they were required by law to be paid. He was a social reformer and educationalist of some note. Due to his ceaseless campaiging, letters and approachs to those in power this was eventually eliminated from the Shimla Hills. He was reputedly the only American to participate in the Freedom Struggle of India. Mr. Stokes was charged of sedition and promoting hatred against the British government and served prison time. In one his articles Mahatma Gandhi praised the efforts of Mr. Stokes and said that Mr. Stokes was the first American to go to jail for India’s freedom struggle. An intriguing look into the early mechanics of India's eventual emancipation. He played a prominent role in freeing India. This is an original typed manuscript produced by this firebrand. The whole written in Englash language text. The book is in Good condition with a leather spine over vloth boards. 13.25 x 8.25: 7 pounds. One memoranda was printed and submitted to Punjab Conress and is included with original wraps. Binding firm. Biographies of Stokes were written by several authors including Asha Sharma; Nandini Sharma, Lloyd Rudolph and Lyn Miller. Stokes was the author of 'National self-realisation and other essays. ' This was published after his death. ; 7 36686 
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