Directly or indirectly, the Prime Minister and many of our Ministers drew parallels between this historic moment and the “Congress-mukt Bharat” movement started by the BJP and the allied parties during the 2014 election.
By 1910 and 1911 revolutionaries associated with the Jugantar group had fanned out internationally and had begun organising Indian diasporic groups. Bholanath Chatterjee of the Jugantar group, for example, visited Malay around 1910-1911 and Thailand in 1913 and ‘imbued the Indian settlers [there] with revolutionary ideas.
April 2013 announces the centenary of the Ghadar Party – one of the most riveting symbols of Indian defiance against colonial oppression. What makes the Ghadar movement an enduring symbol in the imagination of youth is the fact that it was waged in the Western world in support of an Eastern movement for self-hood and self-determination.
Today, April 13th, is the anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre during the British Raj in Amritsar in 1919. It was a Sunday. The Wikipedia says: On Sunday, 13 April…
My alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, is an extraordinary place.