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HOW EVER & WHATEVER I WRITE, I CAN'T DO JUSTICE WITH FEW GOOD LINES FOR ONE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WRITERS KARNATAKA HAS EVER SEEN.
#TaRaSu
Just this name is enough, Lakhs of Kannadigas will feel an emotion which is unparalleled.
There are hardly few literary figures who receives respect out of their talent & TaRaSu is the only ONE to garner this with writing Historical Novels.
TRS (20/04/1920) was born at Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka.
Hailing from a family of famous Kannada Pandits, writing came easy for him.
In Childhood & College days, TaRaSu spent more time in Freedom movement & jail rather than studies.
Eventually he decided not to sit for exams
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On 22 June 1897, the Diamond Jubilee of the coronation of Queen Victoria, Rand and his military escort Lt. Ayerst were shot while returning from the celebrations at Government House. Both died, Ayerst on the spot and Rand of his wounds on 3 July. 

The #ChapekarBrothers and
two accomplices were charged with the murders in various roles, as well as the shooting of two informants and an attempt to shoot a police officer. All 5 were found guilty and hanged, another, then a schoolboy, was sentenced to ten years' rigorous imprisonment. Damodar's
Autobiography Explains In Detail The Cause For The Killing.
On this day, 18/04/1898 the eldest of Bhajan Singing Brahmins of Chapekar Clan #DamodarHariChapekar was hanged by the British.
The younger brother #BalakrishnaHariChapekar
who had absconded was betrayed by his friend
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One morning in 1938, D hosts at Wadia House, Bombay ver taken aback 2see #Roy coming 2 D breakfast table in white Dhoti-Kurta in true Bengali Style who preferred to wear suits/bush shirts & trousers.
Noticing D puzzled look he said, I'M GOING 2 PAY MY RESPECTS TO #VeerSavarkar
#ManabendranathRoy, the founder of #CommunistPartyofIndia added, I'm sure the Old Man will be pleased to see me dressed as a full fledged Indian rather than as Westernized Revolutionary.
Having said that MN Roy went to meet Veer Savarkar & BOWED TO HIS FEET.
Tomorrow is the Janmadivas of Narendranath Bhattacharya (22/03/1887), the founder of 1st Communist Party outside Russia, the Mexican Communist Party & @cpimspeak who later distanced himself from the party he founded due to IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES & eventually joined
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Heard this name
#ChandraprabhaSaikiani ?
Much before the advent of FEMINISM & Page3 Celebrities, there was an Iron lady who fought for freedom of Bharat, who fought for education for women, who fought against Christian Missionaries & their Disease called Conversion.
On her Janmadivas, let's honour the brave woman, who, when she was just 12, CHALLENGED the Missionaries who tried to convert her in the name of education, who participated in both Civil Disobedience and Non Cooperation Movement during freedom struggle.
Born as Chandrapriya Mazumdar(1901) at Kamrup of Assam, she attended a boys school for studies, impressed with her dedication, she got scholarship to attend Nagaon Mission School, where she protested against School Authorities as they wanted her to get converted for hostel stay.
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