By S. Lal
The ebook is an inspiring story of fifty trendy Indians who made notable contribution in a variety of fields. Their force, decision and resourcefulness act like beacons of sunshine directing teens around the world to accomplish the unusual. recognized people like Surendranath Bannerjee, Mahatma Gandhi, Homi J. Bhabha, J.N. Tata, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indira Gandhi, Amartya Sen and P.T. Usha are yet a couple of names one of the lengthy checklist that the e-book talks approximately. when you think that instance is more desirable than mere phrases this publication is certain to excite you.
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Tilak urged the masses to demand their rights from the British government. He believed that a nation striving for freedom had the moral right to use all means and methods in its struggle. Tilak’s stature, as a militant nationalist leader, rose meteorically in the years following the partition of Bengal in 1905. He wrote scathing articles highlighting the inhuman punishments meted out to the nationalist youth, protesting against the division of Bengal. ’ and The Rule is not to Wreak vengeance’, that appeared in Kesari, landed Tilak in jail after a fake trial.
This culminated in the revolt of 1857, in which millions of peasants, workers, tribals, and soldiers participated. Beginning with the mutiny of the sepoys of the East India Company’s army at Meerut in May 1857, it soon engulfed the entire country. But the British army proved too strong for the rebels who were brutally suppressed. Delhi was captured in September 1857, and Emperor Bahadur Shah was made a prisoner. Maharani Laxmibai died fighting, sword in hand, in June 1858. Though Nana Sahib was defeated at Kanpur, his loyal commander, Tatya Tope, carried on the heroic guerrilla warfare uptil April 1859, when a zamindar friend betrayed him to the enemy.
With the advent of the industrial revolution in the early nineteenth century, Britain had emerged as a leading industrial country, in the world. India was transformed into an ideal colony that became a major market for British products, as well as a supplier of raw materials and food to Britain. In 1866, Dadabhai Naoroji was in London to propagate India’s economic misery in order to influence the British public opinion. He demonstrated that poverty and economic backwardness in India were actually fostered by colonial rule, which had been draining her wealth.