More than 2,50,000 people came from far places to have a glimpse of this departed soul.
Remembering a journalist whose Pen was mightier than the Sword,whose writings was an inspiration for lakhs.
Kesari, was the weapon of Lokmanya Tilak, which gave British, sleepless nights
After the publication of 'Kesari', he wrote explaining his form and purpose of journalism,
Kesari will discuss all questions fearlessly and impartially. The tendency
Gradually he became the voice of the general public, his newspapers formed the basis of discussion about foreign boycott, use of Swadeshi,
REASON FOR SEDITION
Between 1876-1900, famine occurred 18 times & more than 19 lakh people died across Bharat during those period. Tilak wrote a series of articles that criticised the conduct of officials who insisted on collecting
Bubonic plague struck Pune in 1897, which forced the British administration to enact the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. To stop the spread of plague, repressive measures were adopted by Charles Rand
On 27/71897, Tilak was arrested,tried for sedition at Bombay HC. Ironically, the lawyer who secured him bail, Dinshaw Davar, became the judge who would pass a savage sentence on him 10 years later.
The trial before Justice Arthur Strachey was a farce. He sentenced Tilak to 18 months imprisonment.
The partition of Bengal and the killing of two English
This second trial was once again a mere formality. Tilak argued his own case. He pointed out that the English translation of his articles had serious errors and asked for a correct version, but this
Davar sentenced Tilak to six years imprisonment. His articles, according to Davar, were seething with sedition and approved the committing of murder with bombs. He concluded that Tilak’s journalism
“I maintain that I am innocent. There are higher powers that rule the destiny of things and it may be the will of Providence that the cause which I represent is to prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining free.”
Once out of jail, Tilak who suffered from health complications, slowed down.
In 1916, he joined congress again, there Tilak tried to convince Gandhi to leave the idea of "Ahimsa" & try to get "Swarajya" by all means.
He was from that school which believed Shudras were lower and must be like that always, he opposed higher education for women too..
Yes, he had these problems, but he was 1000 times better than PseudoSeckulars.