‘The Life and Times of George Fernandes,’ a Biography of the former Union minister and socialist leader will be released here on August 26.
The book will be published by Bishop of the Diocese of Mangalore Peter Paul Saldanha at St Aloysius College Sanidhya Hall here, Fr Praveen Martis SJ, principal of the college said in a statement here on Tuesday.
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Rahul Ramagundam, the author of the book, Michael Fernandes, trade unionist and brother of Georges Fernandes and Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ, Rector of St Aloysius College will be guests of honour.
Rahul Ramagundam’s book “The Life and Times of George Fernandes” is based on 12 years of research and offers a deep dive into the leader’s personal and political life. George Fernandes was from Mangaluru, born in Bejai in the city.
He was first educated in the city before starting his life as a trade unionist in Mumbai and beginning his political career at the local level. His progressive struggles led him to the post of Defense Minister of India. He is one of the most admired statesmen and Parliamentarians in the country.
Rahul Ramagundam is a historian and professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University, with a doctorate in Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her previous work includes a study of khadi as a political metaphor and histories of adivasi land rights movements and the politics of inclusion.
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