Bhikaji Cama, when she unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907, was a rare phenomenon in those days.

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, Batukeshwar Dutt was an Indian revolutionary and a freedom fighter in the early 1900s.

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 very first women freedom fighters in India. Her intrepid life is still etched in the memory of Indians and she is an inspiration for future generations.

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 had far reaching ramifications in shaping the landscape of Indian history. He was the first martyr of the First War of Indian Independence and inspired numerous

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, capture perfectly the Indian social reformer and freedom activist’s philosophy.

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 feelings of the young revolutionaries in India.

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 legend is that he had vowed that he would never be arrested by the British police and he kept his promise, going so far as to commit suicide.

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 exceptional integrity. Bhagat Singh was the political mentor of the Punjab party while Sukhdev was the organiser – the one who built its edifice brick by brick.

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