Category Archives: Freedom struggle

Tyger Tyger, burning bright; but for how long?

The destruction of the tiger and its habitat is possibly another of those things we picked up from the British. I mean one would have to first have a pile of dead tigers to then find out that they were … Continue reading

Posted in British Raj, Freedom struggle, History, Our history, Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tagore, full of surprises as ever.

Every time I think I have approached something remotely close to beginning to get the measure of the man, Rabindranath Tagore surprises me and how. I was reading an essay titled ‘Dharma Bodher Drishtanto’ or Examples of Rightful Thinking where … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom struggle, Great Men of the past, History, Tagore | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Ranjit Singh liberates Lahore, 7th July 1799

The Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, being shown a map of India by a European in court. On this day in 1799, a nineteen year old youth sat on his horse and surveyed the gates of Lahore. He had been sent … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom struggle, Great Men of the past, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

আনন্দমঠ: বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায় Anand Math: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

আনন্দমঠ প্রথম খণ্ড প্রথম পরিচ্ছেদ “১১৭৬ সালে গ্রীষ্মকালে এক দিন পদচিহ্ন গ্রামে রৌদ্রের উত্তাপ বড় প্রবল। গ্রামখানি গৃহময়, কিন্তু লোক দেখি না। বাজারে সারি সারি দোকান, হাটে সারি সারি চালা, পল্লীতে পল্লীতে শত শত মৃন্ময় গৃহ, মধ্যে মধ্যে উচ্চ নীচ … Continue reading

Posted in Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bengal, Books, Freedom struggle, History, Our history | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Birsa Munda, 115 years on.

9th June, 1900: Birsa Munda dies after a brief and explosive life of twenty five years. An authentic indigenous uprising against the British and their puppet missionaries comes to an end in a cell of Ranchi Jail. ‘Birsa fainted after … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom struggle, Indigenous history, Our history | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment