LIMAYE, MADHUSHRI, Son of Shri Ramchandra Mahadev Limaye Born at Poona, May 1, 1922.Education at Fergusson College, Poona. Married Professor Smt. Champa Limaye.1 son. Previously associated with the Indian National Congress, 1938—48 and the Congress Socialist Party, 1938—1948. Studies interrupted due to participation in the freedom movement. Imprisoned for 4 years, 1940-45. Attended Socialist International’s Antwerp conference as an delegate of Indian Socialist Movement, 1947. Elected, Member National Executive, of the Socialist Party at Nasik Conference, 1948. Joint Secretary, Socialist Party, 1949—52. Secretary, Asian Socialist Bureau, Rangoon, 1953. Elected, Joint Secretary Praja Socialist Party at its first Conference at Allahabad, 1953. Sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in the Goa Liberation Movement in 1955. Spent over 19 months in Portuguese captivity. Chairman, Socialist Party, 1958-59. Chairman, Samyukta Socialist Party Parliamentry Board, 1967-68. Leader, Socialist Group in Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967.Member, (i) Third Lok Sabha, 1964—67(ii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70 and (iii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1973—77 and Sixth Lok Sabha,1977-79.Played an active part in the JP movement and in the effort to create a united opposition party, was detained under MISA from July 1975 to February 1977 in various Madhya Pradesh Jails. General Secretary, Janata Party 1st May, 1977-79. General Secretary, Janata Party (S) and Lok Dal, 1979-82.Retired from active politics in 1982 after the formation of Lok Dal (K) .Wrote more than 60 books in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Social activities: Associated with youth organisations, study groups, seminars, libraries, social reform movement and periodicals.
Publications:Where is the left going?, Titos revolt against Stalin, Communist Party: Facts and Fictions, Socialist Communist Interaction in India, Evolution of Socialist Party, Political Horizons, Politics of transition, Indian National Movement, Indian Politics in Transition, VK Krishna Menon’s Marathon Speech on Kashmir, India and the World, Madhu Limaye on Famous Personalities, Galaxy of the Indian Socialist Leaders, The Age of Hope: Phases of the Socialist Movement, Politics after Freedom, The Sino-Indian war: Its historical and International background.Goa Liberation Movement and Madhu Limaye, Manu, Gandhi and Ambedkar and Other Essays. Religious Bigotry: A Threat to Ordered State. Parliament, Judiciary, and Parties, (An Electrocardiogram of Politics), Janata Party Experiment-Part I & II, Limits of Authority,( Political Controversies and Religious Conflicts in Contemporary India). Decline of a Political System: Indian Politics at the Crossroads, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Historic Partnership 1916-1948 (Vol. I—Vol. IV ), Cabinet Government in India, Problems of India’s Foreign Policy, Indian National Movement: Its Ideological and Socio-Economic Dimensions, Decline of a Political System: Indian Politics at the Crossroads, Birth of Non-Congressism: Opposition Politics( 1947-1975), Musings on Current Problems and past Events, Contemporary Indian Politics, Indian Polity in Transition, President vs. Prime Minister, Prime Movers: Role of the Individual in History, Barren Path, Four Pillar State, The New Constitutional Amendments, A Self Liquidating scheme for Reservation, Supreme court Decision on Backward Class Reservation, Limits of Authority(Political Controversies & Religious Conflict in Contemporary India),August Struggle(An Appraisal of Quit India Movement), Dear Popat, Last Writings, Madhu Limaye in Parliament (A Monograph by Parliament of India).
Hindi: Atamkatha, Sardar Patel Suvyavasthit Rajya ke Preneta, Baba Sahib Ambedakar Ek Chintan, Sankramankaleen Rajneeti, Dharam aur Rajneeti, Rashtrapati banam Pradhanmantri, Swatantrta Andolan ki Vichardhara, Samasyain aur Vikalp, Marxwad aur Gandhiwad, Aarakshan ki Neeti,Bhartiya Rajneeti Ke Antarvirodh,Bhartiya Rajneeti Ka Sankat,Sarvajanik Jeevan Main Naitikta Ka Lop,August Kranti Ka Bahuaayami Paridrashya,Ayodhya-Votebank Ki Vidhwansak Rajneeti,Communista Party:Kathni aur Karni,Mahatma Gandhi Rashtrapita kyoon kehlate Hain,Rajneeti Ki Shatranj-VP sey PV Tak, Rajneeti Ka Naya Mod,Aapatkaal:Samvaidhanik Adhinayakvad Ka Prashast Path,Chaukhamba Raj-Ek Rooprekha.