Gandhian socialist, visionary rebel, man of letters, great parliamentarian and crusader for the betterment of the poor and downtrodden of the country. The socialist leader of a fearless and dynamic personality. Both before independence and in free india he went to prison several times for the sake of the people. A man of rare scholarship and independent thought he toiled to create a society which would ensure justice to the poor, the backward and women.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia:It was towards the end of the third decade of this century. A conference of the League of Nations - a body like the United Nations Organization - was in session in Geneva. An unusual incident happened. A Maharaja - an Indian delegate to the conference - was to address the gathering. As the Maharaja stood up to speak, a short bespectacled twenty- year - old boy also stood up in the spectators' gallery and began to whistle. He was sent out. The boy who protested in this telling manner was none other than Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, later called 'the stormy petrel of Indian politics'.
Dr. Lohia elaborates the suggestion of class and gender interacting with caste. For him this intersectionality of caste, class and gender is a regular feature of social inequality
While in the Shimoga jail, the inmates were not being given enough food. The food given to them sufficed only for one meal a day. The satygrahis had to depend on the food sent from outside by supporters. Lohia was deeply moved at this state of affairs. But he had little money with him. He had hardly thirty-two rupees in his purse. When the police officials came to take him to Bangalore, Lohia handed over to his jailmates all the money he had. "Please get some food with this money and distribute it among the satyagrahis" he said. His friends tried hard to dissuade him but in vain