The Alipore bomb case: a historic pre-independence trial
It was one of the most sensational trials in the history of the Indian independence movement. Forty-nine accused and 206 witnesses appeared in court. Four hundred documents were filed and 5000 exhibits were produced including bombs, revolvers and acid. The English judge, CB Beechcroft had studied with one of the accused at Cambridge. The Chief Prosecutor, Eardley Norton displayed a loaded revolver on his briefcase during the trial. Young lawyer Chittaranjan Das who would later become a major figure in the independence movement, appeared for the defence. It all began with a bomb hurled at a carriage in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, on 30th April 1908, by Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki, two teenaged revolutionaries who would shake the British Empire to its core and set in motion a chain of events that would eventually gain India its freedom. The Alipore Bomb Case: A Historic Pre-Independence Trial is an inspiring account of the revolutionary secret societies that formed the vanguard of India‚€™s independence movement. Guided and aided by intellectuals and spiritual stalwarts like Aurobindo Ghose and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the nationalist movement sounded the bugle for a colonised India‚€™s determination to gain complete independence from the oppressive British rule. A fast-paced and informative read, The Alipore Bomb Case: A Historic Pre-Independence Trial recreates, through a narrative relayed by extracts of the actual trial, a crucial chapter of India‚€™s independence movement.
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