Category Archives: Revolutionary Movements

Baba Gurdit Singh-Komagata Maru

Komagata Maru, a name that resonates in the history of India’s freedom struggle. The Japanese steamship carrying Indians trying to migrate to Canada in 1914, majority of whom were Sikhs, along with a fairly good number of Hindus and Muslims, … Continue reading

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They Lived Dangerously- Kakori, 1925

Kakori is a small town located near Lucknow, famous for it’s kebabs, Dasheri mangoes and Zardozi work. It is also the seat of the Qadiriya Qalandari Sufi order, and since the 15th century, one of the main abodes of the … Continue reading

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Kalpana Datta

Chittagong now in Bangladesh, was one of the most important cities strategically for the British during their rule. Located on the banks of the Karnaphuli river, the city was host to many British companies like like James Finlay, Duncan Brothers, … Continue reading

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Kanneganti and Uyyalavada

One was from a small village in Guntur’s Palnadu region, led the Pullari Satyagraha there, inspired by the Gandhian methods. Another was the last of the Polygar leaders in Kurnool district, who led a violent guerilla uprising against the British, … Continue reading

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They Lived Dangerously- Sachindranath Sanyal

Continuing my series on the Indian revolutionaries, today we take a look at another one, Sachindranath Sanyal, co-founder of Hindustan Republican Association( HRA) along with Ram Prasad Bismil, and mentor to both Azad and Bhagat Singh. He was born on … Continue reading

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They Lived Dangerously-Manmath Nath Gupta

When one looks at the history of the Kakori Conspiracy,  there are many an illustrious name associated with it, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajendra Lahiri, Sachindra Bakshi to name some. Among those giants, was another name, overshadowed … Continue reading

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Bipin Chandra Pal

You wanted magic. I tried to give you logic. But logic is in bad odor when the popular mind is excited. You wanted mantaram, I am not a Rishi and cannot give mantaram…I have never spoken a half-truth when I know the … Continue reading

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Vasudev Balwant Phadke

After the 1857 revolt, was effectively crushed by the British, they had become the sovereign masters of India. All the rebellious princely states, were disbanded, while the others ended up as their vassals. It also meant they created a whole … Continue reading

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The Writer and the Revolutionary

March 23, 1931–  To most of us, this would be familiar as the date on which Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged. However just two days, after Bhagat Singh, another freedom fighter, lost his life, trying to control a … Continue reading

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Lala Har Dayal

Nalanda Club, Stanford University, 1913 The gathering place for Indian students there, a serious looking professor enters. The entry creates a rock star kind of buzz, among the students, as an air of expectation ran across the room. “December 23, … Continue reading

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