This notice was pasted after the killing of J. P. Saunders, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Lahore, on December 17 in broad daylight, in front of the SSP?s office in the city. Saunders had ordered his men to hit Lala Lajpat Rai with lathis on October 30, 1928, when the latter was leading a large...
Rare documents on Bhagat Singh's trial and life in jail
By Chaman Lal
The Hindu - 2011
Digitalised records with the Supreme Court reveal some inspiring facets of the revolutionary. Bhagat Singh and B.K. Dutt offered themselves for arrest after throwing harmless bombs in the Central...
Reprint of a Rare Book:
SARDAR BHAGAT SINGH
By Jatinder Sanyal
First published in May 1931
Jatinder Nath Sanayal is one of the Shahid Bhagat Singh's comrades who was tried in the Lahore Conspiracy Case (1930 ) along with Shahid Bhagat Singh and others. So he had the intimate understanding of Bha...
VO Chidambaram Pillai: Tilak's Southern Lieutenant
By R. Venkatachalapathy
V.O. Chidambaram Pillai serialised Tilak's biography in the 1930s in a Colombo Tamil magazine. A look at the relationship between the two men in the light of the new sources and correspondence between t...
Doyen of Swadeshi shipping
By S. Dorairaj
The nation will always remember V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, whose 130th birth anniversary is on September 5th, principally for the pioneering role he played in building India's swadeshi shipping industry.
BENOD BEHARI CHOUDHURY
Frontline - May 17, 2013
THE passing away of Benod Behari Choudhury, 102, on April 10 in Kolkata closes one of the most celebrated chapters of India?s freedom struggle. He was the last surviving member of the group of revolutionaries who had taken part in t...
CHITTAGONG: SUMMER OF 1930
Published by HarperCollins - 12 October 2012
The book takes a leaf out of the Independence movement to capture an important moment from the history of India. Strangely enough that particular event seems to have been forgotten ev...
St.James's Church, Delhi - Showing damage caused by the Mutiny fighting - 1858
Photograph of St. James's Church in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. St James Church was commissioned by Co...
"Here are some more images from the films taken by Nicol Smith: Lord Mountbatten in meetings; Khawaja Hasan Nizami showing Nizamuddin Dargah; Nizami's Imam showing where a bullet shot at point blank missed Nizami and lodged in a wall; Nehru's residence; B/W photograph of 'The Ritz' houseboat on ...