Punjab Research Group

The Ghadar Movement by Grewal, Puri and Banga

Posted in New Publications by Pippa on November 5, 2013

Threghadare eminent historians have come out with a book on the Ghadar movement, which was launched 100 years ago and played a defining role in militant activism and opposition to the British rule in India. The book has been written by Prof J S Grewal, Prof Harish K Puri and Prof Indu Banga. It spans 613 pages and is divided across five sections with thirteen contributors in total, including the book’s three editors, two UK scholars (Darshan Tatla and Shalini Sharma), and several others from Panjab, England and North America. Besides the individual chapters, the book also contains over one hundred pages of primary source material (mainly in Gurmukhi), including some extensive excerpts from the original Ghadar newspaper published in San Francisco from 1913 on.

Read further about the Ghadar party and book launch in The Times of India: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-18/india/41421999_1_baba-sohan-singh-bhakna-ghadarites-ghadar-movement

Ghadar Party Centennial Celebration in Astoria, Oregon October 4-5, 2013

Posted in Events, News/Information by Pippa on September 9, 2013
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Cfp – Ghadar Centennial Conference, University of the Fraser Valley

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on May 1, 2013

Last of the Ghadar revolutionaries

Posted in Articles by Pippa on August 11, 2009

Red Salute to Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga 

The revolutionary movement, and all Indian progressives and patriots, lost the last living link with one of the most glorious pages of India’s anti-imperialist history when Comrade Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga, popularly known as Baba Bilga, passed away on 22 May in Birmingham at the age of 102.

Baba Bilga was the last surviving member of the Ghadar Party, a revolutionary party of Indians overseas, founded in California, USA, in 1913, pledged to the liberation of India from British colonial rule by means of armed struggle.

He was born on either 1 or 2 April 1907, the same year as the great revolutionary martyr, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, in the village of Bilga in Punjab’s Jalandhar district. His village was known as a baghi (rebel) one by the British rulers and several of its young men were to join the Ghadar Party.


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