Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicFreedom movement

Topic: Freedom movement

How Moplah ‘martrys’ of 1921 turned ‘jihadis of Taliban mindset’ & may now be dropped from ICHR text

From 'agrarian movement' and 'anti-imperialistic rebellion' to 'communal riots' targeted against Hindus, the Malabar Rebellion remains one of the most contentious episodes of India's history.

New Coast Guard ship honours teen patriot from Assam who died during Quit India Movement

ICGS Kanaklata Barua is named after a teen freedom fighter who led a group of around 5,000 people to hoist the Indian flag at a police station in Assam.

Savarkar raised issues of social importance before Gandhi did: Union minister

On Savarkar death anniversary, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel says the Hindutva icon hasn’t got credit in history for his work.

How India protested when there was no WhatsApp or Instagram

From stickers in bathrooms to litho printing, Indians always found ways to protest.

Arun Anand on Hedgewar’s freedom struggle, Naushad Forbes on reviving ‘animal spirits’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

If you opened the newspapers from 15 August 1947, here are the freedom ads you would see

Some ad-makers went out of their way to link their sales pitch to India’s freedom. It was clear everyone wanted a piece of the big event.

No, Nehru didn’t hoist India’s first tricolour at Red Fort. And British flag wasn’t lowered

As part of celebrations on 15 August 1947, the Union Jack was to be lowered and Nehru to hoist the tricolour. But things changed at the last moment.

When Vande Mataram inspired many recording artistes to join India’s freedom movement

Besides patriotic songs, gramophone was also used to transmit messages from national leaders. Gandhi’s ‘Spiritual Message’ was recorded in 1931-32.

Partition unified India in 1947, nationalism of today is slowly disintegrating us

Indian nationalism once inspired Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Sadly, nationalism today is part of the xenophobic wave sweeping the world.

Dilip Kumar Roy, the Cambridge-educated elite who added melody to India’s freedom movement

On the musicologist’s 39th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at his rich musical legacy.

On Camera

YourTurn

The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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