ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Unpretentious Communist

In the Cause of the People: Reminiscences by A K Gopalan; Orient Longmans; Rs 40.00. THERE are many Gopalans in Kerala. But there is only one AKG. Here is a man who has behind him four decades of dedicated service of the poor and exploited. As the blurb puts it, "even now, at the age of 70, he is here, there and everywhere in their midst, advancing their cause". Unlike most politicians, he practises what he preaches, He is the least hypocritical among the tribe. That may be the reason for his evergreen popularity with the masses, which is the envy of many. In this book, he has given reminiscences of an eventful life in simple boyish English, untouched by any ghost.

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