Brave hearts

Print edition : October 02, 2015

Subodh Roy. His is an extraordinary story of a revolutionary life that began at the age of 14.

Muzaffar Ahmad, the legendary communist leader, in the late 1960s.

Captain Lakshmi Sahgal. She was an ardent nationalist and, like Subodh Roy, did not believe that non-violence alone would defeat the British rule. Photo: R. Ragu

V. D. Savarker arriving at a public meeting in New Delhi in May 1957 to commemorate the centenary of the 1857 war of Independence. Savarkar petitioned the British government several times, in the most craven language, to release him from prison. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Portrait of Bhagat Singh. He faced certain death with exemplary courage. Photo: THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

The book highlights the immense contribution of the revolutionaries to the cause of India’s freedom and provides a glimpse into the politics and personality of Subodh Roy.
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