Category Archives: Indian Freedom Struggle

June 22, 1897- Chapekar Brothers

Chinchwad now an upcoming residential, and commercial suburb, was a small, dusty village, during the late 19th century. Adjoining the North West of Pune, it’s right now famous for its furniture factories, and the adjoining industrial suburb, of Pimpri, which … Continue reading

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Birsa Munda

One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned, and they … Continue reading

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Savarkar My Hero

Veer Savarkar has been one of my heroes. One of the most fascinating, multi talented personalities ever. Freedom fighter, nationalist, activist, thinker, writer and sadly a very misunderstood personality too. Here was some one who braved the worst form of … Continue reading

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December 19, 1927

Shahjahanpur is one of those typical, dusty, sleepy small towns that dot the North Indian landscape.  The town was founded by Dilir Khan and Bahadur Khan, both of them generals who served in the court of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.  … Continue reading

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Rao Tula Ram

  If you had been to Delhi, you would have travelled along the Rao Tula Ram Marg from the airport or when going to Gurgaon. You have hospitals, markets and even a university named after him. But not many really … Continue reading

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Rani of Jhansi

Khub lade mardani, woh hai Jhansi wali Rani These immortal lines by the Hindi poet Subadhra Kumari Chauhan, sum up one of the most fascinating woman in Indian history. A woman whose name has come to symbolize courage, independence and … Continue reading

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Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das

Alipore, 1909 My appeal to you therefore is that a man like this who is being charged with the offences imputed to him stands not only before the bar in this Court but stands before the bar of the High … Continue reading

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