Books published on Jayaprakash Narayan
Transforming the Polity
Centenary Readings from Jayaprakash Narayan
Selected and Introduced by Ajit Bhattacharjea
Published in 2002 by Rupa & Co.
JP's writings express his lifetime search for a fundamental, non-violent, socio-political revolution rooted in the Indian context. The extracts in the book have been chosen to provide a brief insight into his thinking on a variety of subjects. Besides revealing his reaction to events as they happened, the book proves that JP's stress on flaws on parliamentary democracy and the multi-party system are as relevant today as they were when he first expressed them. His views were based on the primacy he gave to is ethics in politics and personal freedom. Political change had to be accompanied by social, economic and even spiritual advances to become an effective Total Revolution.