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Midnapore had taken a pioneering role in India's freedom struggle. a large number of freedom fighters who had bravely faced the gallows are the sons of the soil of midnapore.
In order to free their motherland of the yokes of bondage, They had willingly sacrificed themselves in the freedom pyre. Their heroic feats have been inscribed in the bricks and stones of temples, mosques and churches of the land.
This website is a tribute to them and to their motherland.
How 'Midnapore' name emerged ?
There are different opinion of how the 'Midnapore' name emerged. It is said that on 1238 AD local King named Medinikar of Orissa established the city and There are conflicting accounts of how the name Medinipur came to be. One account claims that Medinipur was named after a local deity "Medinimata" (literally "mother of the world", a Shakti incarnation). Another account claims that Midnapur was so named because in the heydays the number of mosques rivalled those in Medina.....More»
The Partition of Midnapore.
Midnapore District was split on January 1 2002 into Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur districts.The Partition of Midnapore was the administrative breakup of the Midnapore District of West Bengal, India into the western Paschim Medinipur and the eastern Purba Medinipur districts that became effective on January 1, 2002. With a collective population of 97 lakh or 9.7 million, the undivided district was the largest in terms of population in India and more populous than....More »
Year 1930 freedom struggle of India takes step up at Midnapur, Ainammanya, a non-violent, Law disobedience movement and armed revolution storms British Government. District Magistrate and British officers in a desperate attempt to suppress the moment resort to torturing and cutting hands of young.
A year later in 1931 Mr. Paddy district magistrate announces to teach lesson, to youth of Midnapore and never raise their hands against British Government, challenge was received and replied by Bengal volunteers, action squad of Bengal volunteers pledge to block British officers in the district magistrate post at Midnapore district and Paddy the terror was chosen as first target.
On 7 th April 1931. Paddy was on visit to educational fair at Midnapore Collegiate School, on the hunt are Bimal Dasgupta and Jyothi Jibon Ghosh sound a bullet and Paddy was dead, while no one dares to follow Bimal and Jyothi on the run, a small boy screams “Bimalda”……. rest of India goes silent. This very aggressive revenge inspires youth of Bengal to rise again against the British, frightened Government very soon appoints new district magistrate, Mr. Robert Douglas to suppress the struggle.
A year and 23 days later, on 30th April 1932, Pradoot Bhattacharya and Prabhakangsu Pal gunned down. .... More»
‘The Uncrowned King'! ‘The Black Bull'! ‘Deshpran'! –The titles given to him by the people, out of love, appreciation and admiration, speak volumes of the man who said, “For whom shall Ilive,if not for the people ?” and who, when the European S.D.O. of Contai threatened to make the town a second Jalianwalabag,said to his face that then he would be the first person to lay bare his bosom for the British bullet. More»-------------------------(Courtesy : http://www.contai.info/)
Iswar Chandra Pramanik
The political activities of Khudiram, the first martyr of our country,centered mainly, though not exclusively,in the thanas of undivided Bhagwanpur, Pataspur and Khejuri of Midnapur district.The great revolutionary opened training camps for the local youths and taught them how to wield lathis,to keeep physical firness and propagate nationalist ideas.Many of the young boys courted arrest for their participation in the boycott of foreign goods at Thakurnagar Dol Mela and suffered imprisonement in 1908.
Four years after,Iswar Chandra born.In 1921 Deshapran Birendra Nath Sasmal kindled the fire of patriotism and self-sacrifice in the hearts of the people of Contai,in conformity with the Gandhian ideas of Non –co-operation Movement and compelled the British Government to withdraw Union Boards from Midnapore.Iswar chandra was then only nine years old.But he was tremendously inspired by the surging wave of patriotism.Even from his father's and mother's lines he inherited the patriotic spirit. More»
Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki
The Statesman: May 2, 1908 The railway station was crowded to see the boy. A mere boy of 18 or 19 years old, who looked quite determined.
“ He came out of a first class compartment and walked all the way to phaeton, kept for him outside, like a cheerful boy who knows no anxiety… on taking his seat the boy lustily cried ‘Bandemataram'.” Kesori: May 5, 1908 “The remedies suggested by the Anglo Indian Press is sure to fail… as these have failed in Russia and elsewhere.” Prakash: May 5, 1908 “The English have been greatly frightened at the change which this engine of destruction has wrought in the politics of the country.” Punjabee: May 6, 1908 “It shows the depth of intensity of discontent which brought about by the existing state of things and has converted even the timid, docile westernized Bengali into an anarchist.”
Mumuksha: May 14, 1908 “a divine dispensation that the Bengali race which has long been looked upon as most pusillanimous should have produced a score of youths ready to sacrifice their lives for their country, and Chapekar-like undergo any punishment with dauntless courage and cheerfulness.”
“…but all who think of their extraordinary courage, their outspokenness, and their noble and pure motives cannot but feel admiration for them, and even those who condemn them for their thoughtless actions cannot but praise their disinterestedness. Their aim might be mistaken but their motive was pure. Will anyone ever be eble to court death without pure motives?”