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History of Partition

By Himanshu

As a humanities student, I completely empathize with the freedom struggle and those brave hearts who very intrepid and gallant in their efforts. The usual name that have gone down in the annals of history are typically Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Laxmi Bai, Mangal Pandey etc. but there are so many untold clandestine heroes who were never truly given the limelight and exposure needed to further their martyrdom in the history books that we rad today. As we eschew in our 75th Independence Day, let us take a moment to fondly remember all those who laid down their lives in the fruitless albeit really impactful pursuit to extricate the stranglehold the British Raj had on our lives.

Their jingoism was also at its zenith. Yet nowhere were these fallen people ever mentioned, it is indeed a heartbreaking prospect.

Some of the indomitable heroes who fought relentlessly and tirelessly for our freedom are now given the due credit and mention.

Aruna Asaf Ali

Matangini Hazra

Bhikaji Cama

Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

Peer Ali Khan

Lakshmi Sahgal

Velu Nachiyar

Khudiram Bose

Kushal Konwar

Benoy-Badal-Dinesh and many more.

Purely relegated from the mainstream, their contributions were equally important if not more. At least let this 75th be one rife with utmost contemplation and see where we have gone wrong, let us see this as an opportunity to galvanize our fellow people, foster hope, joy and a better future for everybody, stop petty and pedantic strife and religious kerfuffle.

Let us take this article as a laudatory swansong or an ode to these comrades who without any compunction of fearing the loss of their lives gave it away so wholeheartedly and magnanimously if it meant that their fellow cohorts were safe, and they did it. Salute. Vande Mataram. Jai Hind. Mera Bharat mahaan. This has been my first tryst with the legends of our history but it will never be my last. I’m sure there are a multitude more stories of the underdogs who have justly served their nation behind the veneer of the front lines. My heart goes out to all of you. We are here today because of you and we cherish your feats. You all are cut from a different cloth. Minstrels will write songs about you and your fearsomeness.



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