No one gets the freedom for Free. It comes at the cost of lives and struggle. Independence is never gained by a single soldier and a single freedom fighter, but many lives struggled for it. These are the such Inspirational Short stories of Freedom Fighters, who lost their lives for an idea of a free country.
Some Inspirational Short stories of Freedom Fighters:
- Bhagat Singh
- Subhash Chandra Bose
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
- Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai
- Chandra Shekhar Azad
1. Bhagat Singh
Saheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, he sacrificed his life for his country India, he happily kissed the noose and hung himself for the freedom of his beloved Bharat, merely, at the age of 23 years and 6 months.
He died the death of a martyr. Following the day of 23 April 1931, the supporters and followers of Bhagat Singh regarded him as a “Shaheed” (martyr).
Bhagat Singh could have asked for mercy but he refused. He wanted his death to ignite a strong fire at every nook and cranny of the country and wanted each and every citizen to participate in the struggle for freedom.
His dream was to see India as a free country and can even die for his dream.
Bhagat Singh does not believe in violence from his childhood. His family believed in the Gandhian ideology of non-violence
And for a while, he was also the supporter of the Gandhian philosophy but there were the 2 incidents which shifted his heart away from Mahatma Gandhi.
The incidents of Jallliawala Bagh massacre and the Chauri Chaura.
Even at the end of their life, they were not scared of the death and consulting the ways with the Britishers, they want to die. Such is a brave heart.
It is said that they proceeded quite cheerfully towards the gallows while chanting their favorite slogans
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2. Subhash Chandra Bose:
Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose unconditional love for his country made him a hero in India. He, with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, attempted to rid India of British Rule. He Gained the Honorific Title of Netaji by the Indian soldiers at Germany.
But he knew, his journey to free India was not going to be easy. There were many challenges which hinder him from his goal.
He became the Congress President in 1938 but soon in next year was ousted.
He was placed under house arrest by the British Govt. but soon escaped in 1940.
In 1941, Bose arrived in Germany, where the response toward India’s Independence was ambivalent. So, he did what he can with the limited resources he gets.
In November that same year, with the German Funds, a Free India Centre was set up in Berlin, and soon nightly broadcast on a Free India Radio and motivate Indians for their struggle for Freedom.
Then In 1943, Bose boarded a German submarine which transferred him to Japanese submarine and With Japanese support, Bose revamped the Indian National Army, then composed of Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army captured in the war of Singapore. Soon, the Indian civilians also began to take part in the struggle.
Bose had great Charisma creating Indian popular slogans – “Jai Hind”, “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Azadi Dooga.”
His Struggle for Indian Freedom continued and then came the news of his Plane Crash in Taiwan. Some Indians, however, didn’t believe the news and consider it as false, and believes that Bose would return for his India’s Independence.
The struggle to independence continued with more leaders and more freedom fighters, and the list of inspirational short stories of Freedom fighters goes on.
3. B. R. Ambedkar
It takes courage to fight for social inequality. It takes a strong will to believe that things can change. It requires a leader to fight these inequalities and make a new social order which enforces equality.
“Life should be great rather than long”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an economist, politician, scholar, social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and a leader who established an India of equals.
A man who put the first brick of the foundation of equality in India.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s story is very much an inspiring one. A little boy born of a Dalit Mahar family who was considered untouchables, facing all the humiliation in the school, in college, in the society but standing still for the rights of the lower class, for the equality, liberty and basic human rights, became the father of Indian Constitution. One of the most respectable freedom leaders.
“Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.”
By the year 1927, Ambedkar launched full-fledged movements for Dalit rights. He demanded public water sources open to all and right for all castes to enter temples.
These movements disturbed the Higher caste Brahmins and thus faced a lot of objections.
“Our is a battle; Not for wealth, nor for power, ours is battle; for freedom; for reclamation of human personality.”
He was the man who made us a nation of equals.
“My struggle of life is my message”
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4. Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai
Rani Lakshmibai was the Queen of the Princely state of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. She was one of the first leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and She was the symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian Nationalists.
She knows that the responsibilities were going to hit her soon because her childhood studies involved shooting, horsemanship, fencing, and Mallakhamba.
Her Struggle started when her husband died. Lakshmibai gave birth to a boy, named Damodar Rao, in 1851, who died after four months. The Maharaja, then adopted a child named Anand Rao, the son of Maharaja’s cousin and named him Damodar Rao.
The adoption was in the presence of British political officer and a letter was given instructing them to treat the child with respect and that the government of Jhansi should be given to her widow Laxmibai.
But after the death of Maharaja, British East India Company denied the Damodar Rao’s claim to the throne.
The Rani exercise at weightlifting, wrestling, and steeplechasing before breakfast. An intelligent woman, she ruled in a business-like manner.
In 1857, when she heard the news of the Indian Rebellion, she asked the British political officer, to permission to raise a body of armed men for her own protection and the same year in June, she rebels against the British by seizing the Star Fort of Jhansi.
In 1858, when the British forces arrived at Jhansi to maintain control but found it well defended with heavy guns. British forces demanded the surrender of the city.
The defenders refused to surrender and rather die to earn eternal glory and salvation.
As the army was fighting outside the fort, soon there was a breach in the walls and the Street fighting continued. Rani withdrew from the palace to the fort and join the rebellion.
According to tradition with Damodar Rao on her back jumped on her horse from the fort. They both survived but the horse died. The Rani escaped in the night with her son. She then joined additional rebel forces but were again defeated.
She led several fights and one day died fighting, dressed as a cavalry leader. She told a hermit to burn her body, not wishing the Britishers to capture her.
Rani Laxmibai is a “Personable, Clever, and Beautiful” and she is “the most dangerous of all Indian Leaders” in the words of Hugh Rose, in his British report after the capture of the city of Gwalior.
The list of inspirational short stories of freedom fighters continued with the next freedom fighter – Chandra Shekhar Azad.
5. Chandra Shekhar Azad
Chandra Shekhar Azad was one of the aggressive revolutionaries, who fiercely craved independence for his country, India. Though a contemporary to Bhagat Singh, Azad never quite received the same levels of adoration, yet his efforts and actions were no less heroic.
His only goal throughout his life was to create as much problem for the Britishers as he could.
His famous proclamation, ‘Dushman Ki Goliyon Ka Saamna Hum Karenge, /Azad Hi Rahe Hain, Aur Azad hi Rahenge’, which translates into ‘I will face the bullets of the enemies, I have been free and I’ll forever be free’, is exemplary of his dedication toward his beloved country.
After the Jalliawala Bagh Massacre that took place in 1919, the nation was gripped by anti-British revolutionaries, of which, Chandra Shekhar Azad was a part.
The real name of Chandra Shekhar Azad was Chandra Shekhar Tiwari. In 1920-1921, when Gandhiji declared a Non- Cooperation movement, Chandra Shekhar was a mere teen but filled with nationalist sentiments, participated in several demonstrations. This 16-year-old Chandra Shekhar was arrested in one of these.
When asked about his name, father’s name and the residence. He replied that his name was “Azad” (Free), His father’s name “Swatantrata” (Freedom) and his residence is Prison Cell.
Chandra Shekhar was sentenced t0 receive 15 whiplashes as punishment.
The day, then on, he was recognized as Chandra Shekhar Azad.
Chandra Shekhar Azad along with other revolutionaries on the guidance of Ram Prasad Bismil looted a train carrying treasure money, in order to buy the weapons for revolutionaries activities from it. In the gunfight between the armed guards and the revolutionaries, one passenger died. The British govt. declared this as murder and launched an intense manhunt for the revolutionaries involved.
Azad evaded the arrest and continued the activities from Jhansi.
Azad along with 29 others were charged in the Lahore Conspiracy Case Trial, but he was among the few who the British authorities were unable to capture.
The level of nuisance Azad created for British Govt. is evident from the effort they put to capture him, dead or alive. A reward of Rs. 30,000 was announced to capture Azad. This huge amount led to the leakage of vital information about a meeting at Alfred Park, Allahabad.
The pre-informed police surrounded the park and asked for surrender. Azad fought valiantly and killed three policemen.
But soon noticing his exhausting ammunition and no means of escape, he shot himself in the head with his last bullet.
Dushmano Ki Goliyon Ka Saamna Hum Karenge, /Azad Hi Rahe Hain, aur Azad hi Rahenge
And kept his vow.
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