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THE HEROES OF CELLULAR JAIL

by S N AGGARWAL

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 395
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 486 pages
  3. Date: 2007

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Heroes of Cellular Jail unfolds the saga of the heroic deeds of the young revolutionaries during India’s struggle for freedom. It was their immense devotion to their motherland and to see India free that led them to perform valiant deeds. The story forms a glorious chapter in the history of the freedom movement. Many patriots were prosecuted and sentenced for life in the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They underwent untold physical torture and endured extreme mental agony. In jail, they fought many a battle and registered strong resistance against this treatment. They exhibited unparalleled courage and dogged perseverance and became legends in their lifetime. The author’s primary objective is to bring into sharper focus the great sacrifices made and the heroic deeds scripted by these brave men. The book, with several extracts from the personal memoirs of those who were themselves lodged in the Cellular Jail, is one that will surely move the reader.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Justice S.N. Aggarwal, after a brief stint at the High Court Bar, joined the State Judicial Service and saw postings at various places in Punjab. He was elevated to the position of judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2004. Justice Aggarwal belongs to a family of freedom fighters and that infused, in him, a desire to put on record little and unknown facts relating to the contributions of young revolutionaries to the freedom movement. His appointment, on deputation, as the law secretary of Andaman and Nicobar administration brought him closer to realising his dream. He has also authored Law on Religious and Charitable Endowments and Law on Maintenance