CONTENTS:- Preface. 1. Early days (1908-1928). 2. Meeting the Mahatma. 3. Emergence as a leader. 4. The changing scene. 5. The independence. 6. Jagjivan Ram as administrator. 7. As a statesman. 8. Babuji's political wisdom. 9. As a man. 10. As social reformer. 11. As Labour Minister. 12. Agricultural research and education. 13. As Defence Minister. 14. Longest tenure in Cabinet. 15. In Rajya Sabha. 16. The fateful Wednesday. 17. Birth of C.F.D. 18. The campaign. 19. CFD merges with Janata. 20. The assessment. 21. Text of interviews. Index.
The name of Shri Jagjivan Ram is historic on account of his disciplined participation in the Anti-Raj movement for Swaraj launched by Gandhiji along with millions of satyagrahis. Babuji as he was called, was a very fine leader, a superb parliamentarian and a successful Cabinet Minister for more than three decades.
The chapters, 21 in number, cover his long chequered career of more than six decades. The theme gives a vivid view of each and every aspect of his life. Indeed he was a true symbol of Harijans in our country.