Freedom Fighters

Khudiram Bose: The first martyr of the ‘fiery age’, his death lit the fire for freedom

Khudiram Bose was a Bengali revolutionary, one of the youngest early in the Indian independence movement. At the time of his hanging, he was...

Batukeshwar Dutt: One of the unsung heroes of the young Hindu revolutionaries

Best known for having exploded a few bombs along with Bhagat Singh in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929,...

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the...

Mangal Pandey: He lit the spark that led to the First War of Indian Independence in 1857

The spark for the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 was provided by none other than Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier whose actions...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer, activist

Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it - words declared by one of the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak,...

Bhagat Singh: He achieved immortality through his ideals

​​Bhagat Singh has been the icon of young socialist revolutionaries for Indians. His ideas, speeches and writings epitomised the...

Chandra Shekhar Azad: Free to the end, he inspires us to this day

​True to the name he chose, valiant freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad refused to compromise until his last breath. Part of Azad’s...

Revolutionary, martyr, social activist: A look back at the fiery life of Sukhdev Thapar

Sukhdev Thapar was a brave and fearless man. Though he is less popular and less written about than his friend Bhagat Singh, he was a man of...

Shivaram Hari Rajguru: Martyr with the heart of freedom

Among the long list of revolutionaries, Rajguru is most notably known for the assassination of British Raj police officer J.P Saunders in...

Madan Lal Dhingra: Lion-heart from Punjab

In the long list of Indian revolutionaries who laid their lives for the motherland is Madan Lal Dhingra. A lion heart who paid the ultimate...

Udham Singh: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre avenger

Connected to India's series on unsung freedom fighters features one of the valiant sons of India, Udham Singh. The only aim in life was to...

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