DIWAKAR, R.R.books by R.R. Diwakar
Patriot, Philosopher and Scholar, Ranganath Ramachandra Diwakar (born 1894) an M.A, LL.B. of the Bombay University, is not only a politician with an impressive record of service, but one who exudes peace and learning. He started life as a school teacher and then a Professor of English but was soon sucked up in the political maelstronm. Taking journalism, which is still among his abiding interests, in his stride he has been a no-tax campaigner, political prisoner, President of the Karnatak Pradesh Congress Committee, Member of the Constituent Assembly, Minister for Information and Broadcasting in the Government of India (1948 to 1952) and Govenor of Bihar (1952 to 1957).
Sri Diwakar is at present the Chairman of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi with his headquarters in Bangalore.
A scholar both in Kannada and Sanskrit, his works in Kannada and English reflect his penetrating insight into philosophy, culture and yoga. A staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi and a close student and admirer of Sri Aurobindo from his school days, his books on the lives of Sri Aurobindo, Paramahamsa, Sri Ramakrishna and Bhagawan Buddha in this series have become extremely popular. The first one has also been translated in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and Bengali.