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Forgotten Indians: Lal, Bal and Pal

In the 1907 at the Surat Congress, there was a major difference of opinion between the ‘moderates’ and the ‘extremists’. The ‘extremist’ group was known as ‘Lal’, ‘Bal’ and ‘Pal’, after Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal. Besides advocating swadeshi movement, they also advocated a total boycott amounting to non-coperation and non-payment of taxes. ‘Lal’ and ‘Bal’ were deported to Mandalay in Burma. Tilak’s trial for incitement bought Bombay’s industries to a standstill and his 6 year sentence bought the troops into the street and there were 16 deaths. Sitting in a prison in Mandalay, Tilak wrote his commentary on the Bagavad Gita.

[Compiled from various sources] This series is part of “15 days of independence”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/cat_indian_independence.html

3 Responses to Forgotten Indians: Lal, Bal and Pal

  1. Chandrika November 2, 2004 at 8:38 pm #

    i will like to have biographies of lal bal and pal.you can mail me at my e-mail address(bulbul_chandrika@yahoo.co.in).

  2. Amit March 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    There is so much more that can be written abt these great forgotten leaders.. who have contributed so much to our freedom struggle.
    Thanks for writing and mentioning them here..
    amit

  3. Suyash Gandhi June 11, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    this is a great initiative taken by varnam.org by providing information on the forgotten leaders of India who have done something which very few people would have tried to do.If there is more information on lal bal pal you can mail it to me on Suyash_gandhi@yahoo.co.in

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