- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 2012 edition (20 February 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9350292203
- ISBN-13: 978-9350292204
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Without Fear Paperback – 20 Feb 2012
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Initially, if you have watched Legend Of Bhagat Singh, you will try to picture characters from the movie while you read this book. But later book takes complete command over your thought and takes you through legend's life in a special way. It opens up new aspects and gives new angle to look at Bhagat Singh. Kuldip Nayar has written it in the best possible way. Its not just a plain story, its loaded with lot of concepts and ideological debates. --bharath s Reddy Oct 30, 2012
This book recites many incidents lost in the history. Moreover Kuldeep Nayar's narration is very engrossing. Five stars to this book. --Sanyam Kataria Aug 28, 2014
if you want to go back some 100 years and try to imagine what our Idol did at the age when we were not capable of deciding what to do in Future and career ... i not only had plan for our country but also executed it successfully ... They say One cannot do anything, He said its true but when i will die millions will be there like me. --manish%20 dabra Apr 23, 2013
About the Author
Noted journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian Kuldip Nayar was born in Sialkot in 1924. He studied at Murray College in Sialkot and procured an L.L.B from Law College in Lahore before joining the Medill School of Journalism in Northwestern University, Evanston. He served as press information officer to Govind Ballabh Pant and Lal Bahadur Shastri, as high commissioner to the UK, and as a member of the Rajya Sabha, besides holding important positions in several news agencies like UNI and PIB and in newspaper offi ces like the Statesman and the Indian Express. He was a correspondent of The Times, London, for twenty-five years. His syndicated column, which appears in over eighty publications around the world, is widely read and he is the author of several books including Scoop! - Inside Stories from Partition to the Present, Between the Lines, Distant Neighbours: A Tale of the Subcontinent, India After Nehru and India House.
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2) Most of us view Bhagat Singh as a brave young patriot who died for his motherland. But other than this he was an giant of an intellectual who read books voraciously and Infact his friends called him "moving library". And before being executed he was reading a book by the name of 'Revolutionary Lenin'.
3) As he devoted his life to free hindustan from the yoke of British colonialism, he went to kanpur where he worked as a newspaper vendor and later in kanpur also worked for 'Pratap', the Hindi paper edited by Ganesh Shankar vidyarthi, despite being belongs to a well to do family. This shows us how humble person he is.
4) First time bhagat singh went to jail on the charges of Dusherra bomb case and later he was released on bail by the British authorities.
5) Before joining HSRA he created Bharat naujawan sabha (national youth organization), and the latter was created on the pattern of 'young Italy', which is inspired by Garibaldi and mazzini, national heroes of Italy.
6) When lala lajpat rai was beaten to death by deputy superintendent of police saunders, bhagat singh and his comrades decided to teach British authorities a good lesson and in Lahore they killed saunders by pumping bullets in his body and escaped from Lahore swiftly. By killing saunders, HSRA and bhagat singh came into centre focus of the national political scene.
7) Though after killing saunders he and his comrades remained underground for sometime and later to tell the British that they are not going anywhere, bhagat singh and B.K dutt threw harmless bombs in the central assembly (present lower house of Indian parliament) to make 'the deaf hear'. After that both were arrested by the police and later brought to court to persecute them, but bhagat singh and his comrades used the British courts to propagate their ideology and their vision for the free hindustan and also to exposed the hypocrisy of British judicial system. In the courts they shouted slogans like Inquilab zindabad (long live the revolution) and Down with imperialism (samrajyavad murdabad). When Bhagat and his comrades demanded that they should be treated as 'political prisoners' rather than petty criminals and when the British refused they started the hunger strike and in that bhagat singh lost one of his dear friend Jatin das who died after remains unfed for 63 days, infact bhagat singh broke the previous records of hunger strike and he continued his hunger strike for a record 115 days.
8) Author also discussed about the role of Gandhiji when he met Lord Irwin to plea for mercy for bhagat singh and his comrades but failed badly. Infact lord Irwin was determined to kill bhagat singh as soon as possible because they know they can fight with hundreds of Mahatma Gandhi but not with one bhagat singh. And they did by executing bhagat singh, rajguru and sukhdev on 23 march 1931 in lahore central jail on the charges of second lahore conspiracy case. Though they killed the bhagat singh but not his ideas.
9) Other than his bravery to fight against the British colonists, bhagat singh popularized the slogan of Inquilab zindabad and this slogan is used not only in india but all of south Asia and in present also it is used in India, pakistan, nepal etc. And also bhagat singh fight against caste and communalism, and he said that it's better for hindustan to separate politics from religion. And one important incident tell us how he treated every human as equal. Before being executed he told "Bhoga", a man who cleaned toilets in the lahore central jail to cook food for him though Bhoga was initially resisted but later he cooked food for bhagat singh and the latter eated it like a kid.
10) I will recommend to Readers after reading This book, also try to read a book by the name of "Understanding Bhagat Singh", by chaman lal.
My ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐(5/5)
I hope you like the review, thanks for reading, Jai Hind.
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