Independence Day: Know the unique patriotism of a heroines | Women who write the fate of independent India.

Independence Day: Know the unique patriotism of a heroines | Women who write the fate of independent India.

Not everyone has the zeal to die for the country and such luck. Thousands of people laughed and embraced death in the freedom struggle of India. Among them are the names of many such women, whom the country has forgotten today.

Indian Independence Day.

Not everyone has the zeal to die for the country and such luck. Thousands of people laughed and embraced death in the freedom struggle of India. Among them are the names of many such women, whom the country has forgotten today.

The fight for India’s independence was not easy. On 15th August, we are going to enter the 75th spring by becoming independent from the British rule. In such a situation, once again the eyes have become moist by remembering those freedom fighters, whose sacrifice liberated this country from the shackles of slavery.

15 august independence day.

Whenever it comes to the fighters who have sacrificed for the country, the stories of Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose get fresh in our mind. However, some of these names are also recorded in the pages of history, which may not have been heard much, but their contribution in the independence of the country was important. Perhaps the same lines would be running in their hearts at that moment-

“Listen, we are no longer bound in the chains of slavery, for

a moment’s freedom, we have to fight for life”

For 200 years, for the freedom of slave India from the British, as much as the struggle and sacrifices made by men, women have also contributed equally. Today, on the occasion of Independence Day, once again we are remembering those freedom fighter women who saw nothing but their country, who sacrificed everything to keep their tricolor high.

Matangini Hajra.

Even at the age of 72, the woman who faced the British with full courage and passion was Matangini Hazra. Hazra, who became a widow only at the age of 18, actively participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement and Quit India Movement. During this he also had to go to jail. She was greatly influenced by Gandhiji. She rightfully came into the limelight when she arrived in 1933 with a black flag in front of an English officer named Sir John Anderson Tamluk.

After this, in 1942, he stormed the police station of Tamluk against the British with a procession. The British government tried a lot to stop her, but she stuck to her intentions. During this, the police started firing continuously at them, the most proud thing here was that they did not allow the tricolor held in their hands to fall on the ground and kept chanting Vande Mataram.

Tara Rani Srivastava.

Tara had a feeling of patriotism since childhood. Born in Patna, the capital of Bihar, Tara was married off at an early age. The special thing was that the Phulend Babu whom she married was a freedom fighter. In such a situation, the love of patriotism increased in Tara’s mind. Now in the time when women could not even come out of the four walls and the veil, at that time Tara, along with her husband Phulendu, was walking shoulder to shoulder in the freedom struggle of the country. She used to go to different villages and inspire other women to be a part of the freedom struggle.

Deenbandhu Singh, Siwan.

A woman freedom fighter who vowed with her husband on the first night of marriage that they would have children only when the country became independent. Till then she will remain a virgin. We are talking about the great freedom fighter Shaheed Phulena Babu and his wife Tara Devi of Maharajganj in present-day Saran and present-day Siwan district of Bihar. In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi announced the Quit India Movement, the same couple was leading the movement in Maharajganj. Freedom would come and his vow would be fulfilled. Before the car of married life moved forward, destiny had something else approved. On 16 August 1942, while hoisting the tricolor at the Maharajganj police station, Phulena Babu was martyred by the bullet of the British government. Then Tara Devi had celebrated honeymoon with her husband’s dead body that night. He had said that today we have got married.

Phulena Babu and Tara Devi.

The sacrifice and sacrifice of the martyrs of Maharajganj Phulena Babu and Tara Devi in ​​the Indian freedom struggle is unforgettable. At an early age, Tara Devi was married to freedom lover Phulena Babu. Both were engaged in awakening the light of freedom in Maharajganj area. Siwan’s Bangra is the only village from where 27 people became freedom fighters. In which the only freedom fighter Munshi Singh is still alive and healthy. He was fighting the freedom struggle along with Phulena Babu and Tara Devi. Although Munshi Singh was a student of class 8 then. But seeing his passion, even the big leaders of the freedom struggle used to give him their company. Munshi Singh told many things about Tara Devi’s life to NBT.

What happened on 16th August 1942?

On 16 August 1942, a large number of revolutionary youth led by the great freedom fighter Phulena Babu and his wife Tara Devi were continuously marching forward to hoist the tricolor at the Maharajganj police station. At that time Rahmat Ali was the Inspector of Maharajganj police station. To stop the crowd coming towards the police station, Rahmat Ali and the soldiers posted in the police station pointed guns at the crowd. Seeing the police in action, the steps of the revolutionaries stopped. There was chaos. Freedom fighter Munshi Singh says that then he was 12 years old but he was also standing in the front row along with Phulena Babu and Tara Devi. According to Munshi Singh, Inspector Rehmat Ali ordered Phulena Babu to return after targeting him. By the way, Phulena Babu was not one to be afraid of guns. But before him, Tara Devi only asked him to move forward. As soon as Phulena Babu moved forward, the police started firing. Phulena Babu got 9 bullets. They fell there.

The goal of the life of Phulena Babu and Tara Devi was to get freedom for the country except for the injured husband . Munshi Singh said that the public became uncontrollable after Phulena Babu was shot. The police were firing on the crowd and bricks and stones were being fired from here. Then it was decided to burn down the police station. Tara Devi did not budge after Phulena Babu was shot. Rather, he went ahead with his companions and hoisted the flag at the Maharajganj police station. Not one of the police walked in front of the furious crowd.

‘We got married today, it’s my honeymoon’

On the night of 16 August, revolutionary fellow freedom fighter reached Balbangra with the body of Phulena Babu at his house. Actually Balbangra was the maternal uncle of Tara Devi and in-laws of Phulena Babu. Tara Devi got the blood-soaked body of her husband kept in a room. After this he asked all the people present there to go to their respective homes. Munshi Singh says that after 10 o’clock in the night, Tara Devi assumed a divine form. She untied her hair and wrapped herself in a sari, she sat alone with her husband for the whole night. No one dared to go there. He had said that today we have got married. Now it is honeymoon night. Leave us alone. The next day Phulena Babu was cremated. In which Tara Devi also participated. But not a drop of tear fell from his eyes.

The British set fire to the homes of the revolutionaries

After the incident of 16 August 1942, Maharajganj came under the target of the British. About a week after the incident, a large number of white soldiers arrived. Who started crossing the limits of vandalism. The arrests of the freedom fighters started. The houses of the freedom fighters who were not caught were set on fire. During this time Tara Devi and Munshi Singh were also arrested along with her. Even after independence, Tara Devi remained active in politics. Contested elections too. But could not win.

Tara and Phulendu were also associated with Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi’s ‘Quit India Movement’ was launched on 8 August 1942. In the meantime, Phulendu went to the Siwan police station to wave the tricolor. There was a whole crowd with him and Tara Rani herself was leading it. During the protest against the police, shots were fired at Phulendu, in which he was completely injured. In such a situation, Tara Rani tore a piece of her sari and tied them and went ahead, motivating all the women. Because if at that time she would have broken, or had stopped, then the courage of all women would have given the answer. Now he took a pledge to hoist the tricolor, which he also fulfilled. But by the time she returned to her husband, she was dead. Even after this, he actively participated in all the movements of Mahatma Gandhi till August 15, 1947, that is, till the independence of India.

Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay

Kamala Devi’s name is one of the early rebels of India. She became a part of the movement in 1857. At that time she was only 27 years old when Mahatma Gandhi started the Salt Satyagraha. At that time women were not allowed to be a part of the movement, but Kamala Devi finally convinced Mahatma Gandhi with her arguments.

After this, Gandhiji gave equal place to women and men in this movement. He spent his entire life as a social reformer and freedom fighter. He also had to go to jail several times during his lifetime. He has faced the torture of jail for 5 years.

Independence Day: Know the unique patriotism of a heroines | Women who write the fate of independent India.
Independence Day: Know the unique patriotism of a heroines | Women who write the fate of independent India.

“This country bows down to their martyrdom even today,

where every person in me seems smaller than them!”