To belong to a nation, free and unshackled, was the dream of every Indian during the British rule. The visionaries who helped translate this dream into reality were individuals who dared to put their thoughts into words and actions.
Rabindranath Tagore, who through his writings urged Indians to strive for a free nation 'where the mind is without fear and the head is held high'. Mahatma Gandhi ? Father of the Nation ? whose non-violent struggle redefined the meaning of protest. Jayaprakash Narayan, who championed the cause of the oppressed even after independence.