Indian Revolutionaries

PART a) Content; PART b) Assessment


(1) – Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauz):
Who was the First Prime Minister of Free India ? Correct the History !  ] + [ Ratings Mutiny that Forced British to Leave India  ] + [ Subhash Chandra Bose or Mahatma Gandhi – Who made the British to make-up their mind to leave India? ] + [ Subhash Chandra Bose: British Intelligence papers declassified: An assessment  ] + [  Subhash Chandra Bose – Correct the Indian history ] + [ A single betrayal of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose – That changed Indian history forever  ] + [ Subhash Chandra Bose – After the airplane crash(?) ] + [ Subhash Chandra Bose did not die in air-crash ] + [  Stalin seeks info about Subhash Chandra Bose after his alleged death ]

(2) – [ An alternative assessment of Mahatma Gandhi ]
(3) HSRA (Hindustan Socialist Republican Association / Army) – Delhi:
Unsung Heroes: Bhagirath Lal  ] + [ Unsung Heroes: Bhagat Singh, Sukhdeo, Kailashpati  ] + [  Unsung Heroes: Bhagwati Charan Vohra ] + [ Unsung Heroes: Bimal Prasad Jain ] + [ Unsung Heroes: Nand Kishore Nigam ] + [ A peep into daily life of Bhagat Singh and his co-revolutionaries ] + [ Unsung Heroes: Babu Ram Charan Singh ] + [ भगत सिंह के साथी क्रांतिकारी के विचार: एक आध्यात्मिक विश्व क्रान्ति की जरूरत !  ] + [ Unsung Heroes: Rudra Dutt Mishra ]  + [ Delhi Conspiracy Commission: List of Unsung Heoros  ]
(4) HSRA (Hindustan Socialist Republican Association / Army) – Lahore:
(5)  Anushilan Samity / Jugantar Group – Bengal:

[ Sri Aurobindo – Alipore Conspiracy Case ] + [ Bagha Jatin ] + [Master Surya Sen]

+ [ M. N. Roy ] + [    ]
(6) – Chapekar brothers – Madan Lal Dhingra – Ras Bihari Bose:

(7) – War for Freedom in 1857:

[ Tatiya Tope ] + [ Rani of Jhansi ] + [    ]

(8) – War for Freedom before 1857:

[ Pazhassi Raja Kerala Varma ] + [   ]

PART b):

Assessment of the contribution of revolutionaries in India’s ‘War for Freedom’

Do you value your honor? Do you value your self-esteem?
If you value your self-esteem and honor, you will protect your freedom at any cost. You will do everything – literally everything – to safeguard and protect your freedom, like kill them who enslave you, or even sacrifice your own life in the process of making you free. Freedom is such a valuable state of one’s being in this world! To be human is to be free – free to think what one wants to; and free to do what one likes to. To become free and remain free, is becoming a true human being. No price is too high to be paid to become free. Freedom is such a priceless thing!
A life of slavery is worse than the existence of animals. It is better for one to die than to live like a slave. Humans have thoughts and emotions, which need freedom to bloom – to lead a meaningful and happy life.
And, we Indians were slaves. Our forefathers had suffered slavery – they were miserable.
We love our forefathers because it were they who brought us to this world. We can put ourselves in their place and can feel their pains of being reduced to slavery even today.
At that time – at the time of our forefathers – some were helpless and left with no option but to assist their masters – foreigners – to suppress their countrymen; the British Royal Army was almost completely made up of Indian soldiers.
They may be excused for their circumstances. But there were some others who were outright traitors – the willing traitors. There can be no excuse for them; they were collaborators with the enemy.
But there were some who were determined to make their countrymen free – make them free at any cost. They willingly chose that path of pains, sacrifice, brutal treatment and death at the hands of the enemy of their country. We – our present generation and generations to come – owe a debt to them. They chose death so that we – their countrymen – can regain our freedom.
We owe a debt to them and we cannot repay this debt to them by any means.
There were many others – Indians – who chose to put moral pressure on their foreign masters to make them agree to let India become free. They too contributed to the cause of freedom that we enjoy today but, to be true, this contribution was minimal, negligible in comparison to the contribution of those Indians who were determined to fight the enemy to the end and force them to leave this country – or if possible to throw them out of this country by force.
This is the true story of India regaining her freedom. 
Fortunately, there is a law of Nature to test the truth of who made what contribution in such circumstances, which law nobody can change. It is: The contribution made by a person or a group of persons is in direct proportion to the amount of pains and sufferings he or they suffered in the process.
The contribution of those who went to jails – cozy or not so cozy – or suffered lathi blows is negligible in comparison to those who suffered brutality or death in the process. 
It were the revolutionaries only who forced the British to think of one more dreadful ‘spectre of 1857’ in their Indian empire, and this time – they calculated – this would be more ferocious in its intensity and victorious in its outcome.  This ‘dreadful spectre’ turned from a far off possibility to almost a certainty awaiting them in India when a victorious Azad Hind Fauz (Indian National Army) under the command of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose entered India’s Andaman Nicobar island and opened the gates of Cellular Jail to liberate the prisoners kept there. The British knew very well that if this army of Indians somehow was able to put its steps on the mainland of India, the whole of India would become the part of this army and it would be almost impossible for them – the British – to save from blood-bath any Englishman staying in India. They had a foreboding of this coming calamity reserved for them when they faced the reality of Indian British Navy revolt in Bombay and popular resentment in India against the proposed trial of the soldiers of Nejaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauz in Red Fort in Delhi. The British were wise and could sense things.
It was only the Atomic Bomb explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan by the US that made the dramatic change on the ground for this army of Indians. Still, this Indian army fought the British forces with such ferocity at Kohima on mainland India that it was judged by the British themselves their “Greatest Battle” during the entire World War 2, which was dubbed by them “Stalingrad of the East.”
Indian National Army, love of Indians for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and revolutionary fervor of Indians were a living reality for the British in 1947 when they – in their wisdom – ultimately decided in their own interest to leave India and hand over the reins of India to those who were almost their friends – their friends who dined and wined with them without any sense of shame.
There is not an iota of doubt that in fact it were the Indian revolutionaries who made India free.
To claim contrary to this fact is an intentional falsification of Indian history for vested interests. 
We must cherish the memory of those great sons and daughters of India – Indian revolutionaries – who chose to fight the enemy to the end. If we love our freedom, honor and self esteem today, we must lament that we are unfortunate that we were not there at that time to sacrifice our life along with our forefathers for the cause of freedom of this country.
The minimum expected of us today is to remember those heroes of Indian war for freedom and cherish their memory. With this view, we have introduced this section ‘Indian Revolutionaries’ to this website.
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