Category Archives: Revolutionary Movements

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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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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Bhagini Nivedita

To not a few of us, the words of Swami Vivekananda came as living water to men perishing of thirst. Many of us had been conscious for years past of that growing uncertainty and despair with regard to Religion, which … Continue reading

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Subramanya Siva

Pandya Nadu or the southern most part of Tamil Nadu, basically the region covering the districts of Madurai, Theni, Sivaganga,  Ramanthapuram, Virudhanagar, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.  A region of rich culture, heritage and history.  A land of magnificient temples,  beautiful … Continue reading

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Bagha Jatin

  When one looks at the history of the revolutionary movement in Bengal, two groups stand out in particular, one the Anushilan Samiti and another the Jugantar party. Anushilan Samiti was founded by a group of local youths from the … Continue reading

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Khudiram Bose

May 2, 1908 The railway station at Muzaffarpur was crowded to see the boy. He was just 18, but looked so determined. The boy walked to the waiting police van, took his seat and loudly cried out “Vande Mataram”. There … Continue reading

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Punya Tithi of Swami Vivekananda

4th of July, 1902 The day America was celebrating it’s Independence Day. It was the day a great soul would pass away into Mahasamadhi. Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power who crammed immense labor and achievement … Continue reading

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