Congress Radio - Usha Mehta and The Underground Radio Station of 1942 Hardcover - Usha Thakkar, Penguin Viking (14 August 2021)
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  • Product Type - World Books
  • ISBN 13 - 978-0670095667
  • Author - Usha Thakkar
  • ISBN 10 - 0670095664
  • Language - English
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This is The Congress Radio Calling On 42.34 Metres From Somewhere in India, Usha Mehtas Voice Rang Defiant and Clear To The Entire Country On A Ghost Transmitter. These Words Would Come To Reverberate Across The Struggle for Indian independence.it Was August 1942. The Quit India Movement Had Just Been Launched At The Bombay Session of The AllIndia Congress Committee By Mahatma Gandhi. inspired By His Rallying Cry, The Twentytwoyearold Student of Wilson College Stumbled Upon The Idea To Start an Underground Radio Station To Cut Through The Imperial Din of The Governments Mouthpiece, The All India Radio. Risking It All for Country in The Face of Crackdown, Mehta and Her intrepid Coconspirators Filled Indian Airwaves With The Heady Zeal of Rebellion. The Clandestine Stationcongress Radiobroadcast Recorded Messages From Gandhi and Other Prominent Leaders To Devoted Followers of The Freedom Struggle. Moving From Location To Location To Dodge Authorities, Reporting On Events From Chittagong To Jamshedpur, The Radio Station Fought The Propaganda and Disinformation of The Colonial Government for Three Monthsuntil Their Arrest and Imprisonment in November of The Same Year. In This Riveting Account, Usha Thakkar Brings To Life This Highvoltage Tale of Derringdo, Complete With Stouthearted Revolutionaries, Thrilling Escapes and A Cruel Betrayal, Through The Extraordinary Story of Usha Mehta, The Woman Who Briefly Became, Quite Literally, The Voice of The Resistance. Product Description about The Author usha Thakkar is President, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Mumbai. She Retired As Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Sndt Womens University, Mumbai. She Has Done Her Postdoctoral Research At The University of Chicago On A Fulbright Fellowship, At Cornell University On A Senior Fulbright Fellowship, and At York University On A Wid Fellowship From The Shastri indocanadian institute. She Was Also A Visiting Fellow At Sheffield City Polytechnic, Uk. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Has Conferred an Honorary Fellowship On Her. She Has Been Vicepresident, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, and Also of Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan. her Research Areas include Gandhian Studies, Womens Studies, and Indian Politics. Her Publications Authored, Coauthored, Coedited include Gandhi in Bombay Towards Swaraj, Understanding Gandhi Gandhians in Conversation With Fred J. Blum, William Erskine, Women in Indian Society, Zero Point Bombay in and Around Horniman Circle, Culture and The Making of Identity in Contemporary India, pushpanjali Essays On Gandhian Themes in Honour of Dr. Usha Mehta, and Ghunghat Ka Pat Khol A Collection of Short Stories By Women Writers in Gujarati. She Has Contributed To Many Prestigious Journals and Has Also Presented Papers At Many National and international Conferences.
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Age Group 13-16 years
Primary Author Name Usha Thakkar
Binding Hardcover
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ISBN 10 Or 13 978-0670095667
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Language English
Number Of Pages 263
Publication Year 2021
Publisher Penguin Random House India
Publishing Month August
Item Dimensions
Height 22.23 centimeter
Length 13.84 centimeter
Width 3.56 centimeter
Net Weight 499 gram
Article ID: RVFYDNV0X8
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