Kamaraj - A Study

Kamaraj - A Study

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Author: V.K. Narasimhan
Translator(s)/ Edito: V.N. Narayanan
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 235
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123748752


Kamakshi Kumaraswamy Nadar or Kamaraj was a unique phenomenon in Indian politics as a mass political leader.

This book throws light on the enigmatic personality of Kamaraj, the man and the politician who played a crucial role in Indian politics during the critical years of the post-Nehru era. Under his chiefministership, the State of Tamil Nadu made immense strides in education, trade and industrialization. He was posthumously honoured with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1976.



1. The Lad from Virudupatti
2. From School to Politics
3. A Decade of Apprenticeship
4. In and Out of Jail
5. Trusted Lieutenant of Satyamurthi
6. Chairman for a Day
7. Quit India
8. Rajaji - Kamaraj Rift
9. Election Debacle
10. Kamaraj as Chief Minister
11. Avadi
12. Kamaraj and the Dravidian Movement
13. The second Ministry
14. The Alagiriswami Affair
15. Kamaraj’s Third Mini8stry
16. Kamaraj Plan
17. Bhubaneshwar
18. His Finest Hour
19. Crises and Collective Leadership
20. The Second Succession
21. Kamaraj as Congress President
22. Visit to Russia
23. Year of Trial
24. The Man and the Leader
25. Kamaraj’s Credo
26. Man of Destiny?


Appendix: Presidential Addresses