Great movements are like great rivers—they start as
small streams, but if the cause is great, they draw to themselves many
streams, joining together to achieve and reach their destination. And so
it was with the Indian National Congress, which met for the first time
with a 'microscopic minority' of seventy-two people in Bombay on the 28th
December, 1885. It went on to challenge the mightiest empire of the time,
using the slogan of peace and the method of non-violence. Led by men and
women of extraordinary intellect, courage and commitment, it shaped the
destiny of modern India in the twentieth century, and leads India as a
global power in the twenty-first century.
Commemorating 125 years of the Indian National
Congress, this volume unfolds, page after page, the saga of struggle,
sacrifice and nation-building. A lucid commentary, enlivened further by
rare photographs and archival material, it offers the reader a pictorial
glimpse of the epic journey that began in 1885. This is indeed, the
journey of a nation...