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Decades of Daring Deeds

 
Satyavrata Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis India’s freedom struggle of less than a century has two main trends, one the constitutional approach, generally associated with the Congress. It believed in non-violence as a technique. The other stream consisted of revolutionaries, many of whom were outwardly Congressmen also. The outstanding example was Surya Sen (Masterda) who was at the same time the president of his District Congress Committee. Actually, he was the leader of the most well known revolutionary action at Chittagong. Just because the Congress and the Congressmen have received more than their due share of publicity, it is necessary to do justice to others who have contributed no less, probably much more, to our freedom struggle. Their actions can come under two categories, organized (actual or contemplated) and isolated actions of dedication and daring which inspired the youth of the nation who had become somewhat dormant. I have started with the earliest of them, the Chapekar Brothers of Pune. Going chronologically, I have covered 38 such episodes. Some of them are better known and some less. Some are almost unknown. But each was inspired by the same ideal of patriotism for which they suffered and sacrificed everything. The last act of heroism came with the naval uprising in Bombay in 1946. That was the last nail in the coffin of a dying Imperialism in India. Today we enjoy our independence. May it live long and be shared by all. That will be the best way of repaying our debt to these intiepid soldiers of freedom.
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Satyavrata Ghosh

Born at Barisal (now in Bangladesh) on the 31st of May, 1914, Prof. Satyavrata Ghosh had a chequered career. Though he belongs to a family of outstanding educationists, his own academic career was cut short just after he passed the matriculation examination. for a considerable period, he suffered incarceration as a detenu, suspected of revolutionary activities. Externed from the province of Bengal, he did his M.A. in Political Science fro Banaras Hindu University, topping the list. With the outbreak of War, however, he could secure a job at Delhi with the Government of India bu tsoon lost it due to earlier police reports. He was literally on the streets. Here came a turning point in his career. Unable to get a job, he turned desperate and moved from pillar to post. He somehow managed to get a job, he turned desperate and moved from pillar to post. He somehow managed to get a job, he turned desperate and moved from pillar to post. He somehow managed to get a job as political secretary to a Kanpur industrialist, Ram Ratan Gupta, who was then a Central M.L.A. belonging to the Nationalist Party. congressmen were in Jail. The Nationalist Party was all-important in our political life. He helped the party and also the organisation of Indian Council of World Affairs. This brought him closer to the fast changing political scene of India. But as a sensitive soul what he saw around him was depressing. He looked for fresh fields and pastures new before joining his family tradition of teaching. He became 'Prof. Ghosh' and joined Rohtak Jat college. He also served various other colleges as post-graduate professor of Political Science and retired as principal of a Government college in M.P. Later he shifted to Bombay and became a post retirement journalist and author.

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Title Decades of Daring Deeds
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170186072
length xii+198p., Plates; Index; 23cm.