AZAD : THE INVINCIBLE

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AZAD : THE INVINCIBLE is a BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL (based on letters, autobiographies written by the revolutionaries of their times like Ram Prasad Bismil). Besides, there are other sources -- articles and news published in those times etc.

The form is anecdotal -- that is told in the form of a story.

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ISBN 13 978-1942426660
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Release Year 2021
Translated by Manjula Tekal
Authors Babu Krishnamurthy  
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Indian Writing   New Release Books   Biography/Autobiography  
Weight 600.00 g
Dimension 15.00 x 23.00 x 3.50

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Chandrasekhar Azad was the brightest among luminaries who fought for India’s independence.

Born in a small no-name village to poverty-stricken parents, Azad ran away from home when he was a very young boy and became a coolie in Mumbai, living on the streets. He then went to Varanasi to learn Sanskrit, participated in the non-cooperation movement and suffered flogging as a punishment. Becoming a revolutionary soon afterwards, Azad would command a revolutionary movement in North India for the next decade. He would become the bosom friend of many families, inspiring thousands more, leading and guiding a band of revolutionaries like a brother. He struck terror in the hearts of his enemies but was a darling of his leaders and elders. A relatively uneducated man, he spread the message of patriotism everywhere he went. One day, he created history when he fought an unprecedented battle that had no parallel, and he left this earth in Allahabad’s Alfred Park. 

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Azad was that tall leader who worked underground to stitch together the remnants of a fractured revolutionary movement that had broken up after Ramprasad Bismil and other notables were imprisoned after the Kakori raid. Bismil was eventually given the death penalty. Azad was chosen to be the commander of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) by his peer revolutionaries. He achieved some amazing feats of valour in the short time he was on this earth. Azad was responsible for the political assassination of Saunders as retribution for killing Lala Lajpat Rai. He was also responsible for orchestrating the bombing in the legislative assembly to protest the introduction of two highly oppressive and unpopular bills designed to increase the dictatorial powers of the British in India. But much more than that, Azad inspired and organised many young people, inducted them into his revolutionary organisation, and built a fighting force that stood up to British rule. He shepherded his organisation through a period of ideological crisis that threatened to destroy it. Azad valiantly battled to hold it together, sometimes by discipline and at other times by diplomacy and negotiation. Then he fought a thrilling historic gun battle with the British and gave up his life at an incredibly young age of twenty-four.

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He was not a philosopher, but few understood the philosophic necessity of a revolutionary path in liberating the country better than him.

He was not a propagandist; he could not hold a candle to Gandhiji’s magical powers of persuasion. Yet, he managed to attract his own sizeable following of bright, idealistic young men.

He was perhaps not the greatest organiser, but the way he stitched together an organisation and ran it was in no way inferior to the achievement of a Mazzini or a Garibaldi.

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Azad leading icon of the revolutionary

Significant Contribution of Revolutionaries in Bharat Freedom movement was purposely hidden by pseudo secularists , communists and congress rulers. Through this book people will know the sacrifices of the revolutionaries. During Amrit mahotsava of freedom let sacrifices of these patriots made known to English knowing people of the country. And let people shall remember sacrifices made by forgotten patriot national heros.
Review by - Mahadevayya Karadalli, September 19, 2021

Azad

I am fortunate at first Kannada book Published. Moth, Vidyavati Devi mother of Bhagat Sing & Brother were present. Since then readseveral times gif Ted to many people at various functions Very glad now it's in English. Now am in US will try to get & passon to HSS Karyakartas & other friends. Blessings to Babuji
Review by - K R Iyengar, September 24, 2021
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