The forgotten sacrifice of patriot Kanaklata Barua

‘Khoob Ladhi Mardaani’ – These words are mark of respect for the great warrior queen Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi who fought till the last breath, defending her fort from the clutches of British. There was one more ‘Mardaani’ who immortalized herself in the pages of history by sacrificing herself for the honor of nation’s flag….

The last comrades of Chittagong Uprising

‘War never ends quietly’ – Quote History has been biased towards the revolutionaries and their daring feats for freedom struggle. India has witnessed several uprisings and Chittagong Uprising was one of them. No one knows the heroism of Surya Sen, the mastermind behind this revolt nor does anyone care to know about the young boys…

The hunger strike of revolutionary Jatin Das

‘Every man dies, not everyone really lives – lines from movie ‘Braveheart’ The hunger strike of a young Bengali revolutionary shook the British empire and the impact was so great that it overshadowed prominent leaders of freedom struggle and compelled the British government to take up notice of the demands of Indian prison mates who…

Remembering Kalpana Datta

History text books have always been biased on revolutionaries. Very less was mentioned about the Indian revolutionaries whose martyrdom got hardly any space in hearts of Indians. As students, we mugged the history chapters only to qualify in exams. We read about a revolutionary named ‘Kalpana Datta’ in our history book, but rarely cared to…

Surya Sen – The Chittagong Hero

Surya Sen – The Chittagong Hero (March 22 1894- January 12 1934) Birth Place: Naopara, Chittagong On January 12, 1934, British officials entered the cell of their captured revolutionary and brutally tortured him by breaking all his teeth, limbs and joints with hammer. The torture was so cruel and painful that the revolutionary couldn’t even…