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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
Radical Democratic Party.

M N Roy hailed from the family of Brahmins who were priests, large family made his father to look into another avenues.
MN Roy had his schooling at Arbelia, Kodalia & College at National College of Shri Aurobindo & later finished his Engineering at
Bengal Technical Institute (Today's Jadhavpur University).

M N Roy was swept in the waves of Nationalism through the writings of #BankimChandraChatterjee, yes, no words minced here, #Vandematarm was on his lips every moment & also Swami Vivekananda.(In Freedom's Quest)
M N Roy, joined #AnushilanSamithi.
In 1905, during Partition of Bengal, Young Narendra was expelled from school for joining the freedom activities, undeterred Narendra involved himself with Anushilan Samiti for active work.
Got arrested in 1907 & was released by help of Barrister
J N Roy (Closed Friend Of Bhaga Jatin), he was carrying books of Barin Ghosh, banned by British under sedition law.
Unhappy with Barin's centralised work culture, M N Roy wanted to do something more & an opportunity came to meet the legend #BhaghaJatin
M N Roy's life changed
It's course from here, M N Roy many a times said, Bhaga Jatin is the role model for him.
The revolutionaries had decided, armed struggle is the only way to dislodge British & were looking for funds through Non Resident Bharatiyas.
In 1914, MN Roy went to Java & collected funds
And in 1915, Roy set out again for Germany & he didn't see his beloved homeland for next 16 years.
According to M N Roy's memoirs, the plan was fascinating, but the German Counsel who was supposed to give money for operation mysteriously disappeared.
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Disgusted Bhattacharya, still hoped to raise money for independence activities, proceeded to Japan from Indonesia, met a Chinese and also German Ambassador for China, everywhere he failed.
The resolute Bhattacharya went ahead to United States to meet German Ambassador for US
And landed in San Fransisco.
In between, the British tried to catch him, but MNRoy was safely hidden in the ship, got down at Kobe, later with a student visa went to US.
During his stay at California, he met his future wife Evelyn Trent, in 1917, both of them fled to Mexico
Due to unbearable British Spies, the German consulate helped them providing large amounts of money.
The Mexican President, Venustiano Carranza had formed Socialist Party & M N Roy started writing for El Pueblo, the president highly impressed with M N Roy's writings converted his
Party to Communist Party of Mexico in 1919, the first outside Russia.
Roy also gave refuge to Bolshevik leader, Borodin & #Lenin was highly impressed with Roy's activities.
In October 1920, Roy formed Communist Party of India & contacted his estranged friends.
Few of them
Were inspired by Gandhi, but he got into contact with C R Das who still had revolutionary ideas for independence.
Sitting in Russia, Narendranath wrote for "The Vanguard" CPIs Mouthpiece and later in 1926 wrote "The Future of Indian Politics".
#Stalin appointed a delegation
for Agrarian Revolution & MNRoy went to China leading it.
He was successful there, but on his return found a crisis amongst Communist Factions in Russia.
Roy wanted to meet Stalin, but Stalin refused.
He ordered to imprison everybody who were with Borodin, M N Roy escaped
Stalin's wrath stating Medical Treatment & went 2Germany & subsequently returned back 2 Bharat on December, 1930.
Upon reaching Bombay, MN Roy met Subhash Chandra Bose & Nehru, his political activity was brief, British arrested him on 21st July, 1931 for an arrest warrant of 1924
MN Roy was arrested for waging war against King & without trial got rogorous imprisonment for 12 years.
Roy smuggled out his defence through his friends & got published, in it he quoted.
Roy's appeal was dismissed but his sentence got reduced to 6 years from 12.
Released in 1936, with broken health, Roy went to Allahabad.
Nehru invited him for Faizpur Session, MN Roy went ahead even though Russia asked to boycott it & staunch Communists in India accused M N Roy for deviation.
Unable to Collaborate Gandhi, Roy stuck to his own conviction,
In 1937, he started a weekly "Independent India", which was welcomed by many nationalists but not communists.
MN Roy while in Russia married Ellen, after his first wife Evelyn left him, the couple settled at Dehradun
Roy proposed alternative leadership after witnessing Humiliation meted to Bose by Gandhi and disillusioned with Communism M N Roy in 1938 formed "League of Radical Congressmen".
He devoted his last years in Radical Humanism & wrote
"Reason, Romanticism & Revolution".
And on 25th January, 1954
ManabendraNathRoy passed away.
Between 1938 & 54, he wrote regularly about the need of Democratic setups, Constitution and 10 year plan.
Till his last breath, he opposed Gandhi's ideas & Nehru's treachery towards Bose.
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