Freedom fighters of India
The struggle of the man people for freedom is a story, with many great leaders. Some were small leaders would be there.
The revolt of 1857 inspired the struggle for freedom. The rebel leaders became examples of bravery and heroism. Rani Lakshmibai of Jansi is one of the great heroes of 1857.
There have always been people who love their country and are willing to fight for it. One such person was the beautiful, intelligent, energetic and courageous Jhansi Ki Rani. She was the wife of Gangadhar Rao, the Maharajah of Jhansi.
The queen bravely fought against the British to win back her land and its freedom.
She inspired people with her patriotism and courage. Other kings joined her in the fight. The courageous queen rode out onto the battlefield, carrying her son in a sling tied to her back.
She did not give up and fought to the very end. Though the British eventually defeated her, she was not forgotten. Her heroism made a mark in history.
Lala Lajpati Rai
He was called the `lion of the Punjab’. He took an active part in the freedom struggle and died when he was hit with a baton by the police.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
His method of fighting the British was different. He insisted on his followers resisting the British and said that swaraj or freedom was his birthright.
Subash Chandra Bose
He was the founder of the Indian national army. He believed that an army was essential to drive out the British.
He was a great Tamil poet whose patriotic songs had great mass appeal. These songs inspired the people, aroused their national pride against the British.
Though born and brought up in a rich family, he went to jail several times fighting against British rule. He became the first prime minister of independent India.
Mohandas karamchand Gandhi was a barrister at law who gave up his career to fight for freedom. He practiced Satyagraha or peaceful resistance and launched the civil disobedience movement in 1922. His quit India movement in 1942 ultimately led to the independence of India. He chose ahimsa or non-violence to fight the British and thereby obtained freedom. For his sincere efforts, he is called the father of the nation.
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