Revolutionary Nationalism

  • Radicals developed the idea of ‘Passive Resistance’ as the only effective means to wrest India from British rule.
  • Radical movement had failed in the absence of leadership.
  • That was why some of youths adopted the path of revolutionary and terrorist activities.
  • Revolutionary Dispositions led to the development of secret revolutionary societies.
  • Anushilan Samiti, was founded by Pulin Das.
  • A revolutionary group ‘Jugantar’ was formed by Barindra Nath and Bhupendra Nath Datta.
  • Ajit Singh, Lala Hardayal, Amba Prasad and Lala Lajpat Rai were among the notable revolutionaries of Punjab.
  • Abhinava Bharat was an important revolutionary association in Maharashtra, organized by V. D. Savarkar.
  • Savarkar and Lala Hardayal set up ‘The Free India Society’, an association in London.
  • Madanlal Dhingra was tried and hanged in 1909, for killing Mr. Wyllie, an official of the India office in London.
  • The growth of revolutionary activities disturbed the British authority in India.
  • Revolutionary activities could not challenge the British authority absolutely.


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