Category Archives: Revolutionary Movements

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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Madame Bhikaji Cama

Sttugart, Germany, 1907 The International Socialist Congress was underway at the industrial city in Germany, attended by 1000 representatives from across the world. Among the many delegates was an Indian lady in a colorful saree, whom many thought to be … Continue reading

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Vellore Mutiny

Typically the 1857 Revolt, is often seen as the first large scale armed revolt against the British rule, and is often the most discussed one too. But around 50 years before this, there was an equally bloody revolt on July … Continue reading

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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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