𝐊𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐫𝐢; 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐑𝐚𝐣
𝐁𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐠
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫 : 𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐢 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 : 𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞 : 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 : 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
Although I am new to this genre and haven't read any book related to this category, I liked this book. In general, if we read a new genre that is not of our liking, we have difficulty finishing the book. It can even seem boring at times, but I haven't experienced any of that with this book.
As the name suggests, this book is based on the biggest train robbery of the British Raj, Kakori Dacoity. There is a detailed description of the causes and history of how and why they took such a huge step against the British Raj on 9 August 1925, under the leadership of Ram Prasad Bismil in a small group of 10 young revolutionary activists as a robbery team for money chests that were taken from the Indian people through taxation. Additionally, they were members of the newly formed Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), a militant organization dedicated to liberating India from British rule. In order to finance their activities, the HRA committed raids known as train robberies. A plan was made to stop the train at Kakori, a small town, and to use this money for freedom fighters. Furthermore, this book provides a much clearer view of grassroots political dissidents' lives, feelings, and work, which was overshadowed a great deal by higher-situated political pioneers. Aside from their love for their country, they lacked preparation, advanced education, and authentic ammunition, and often they were unacknowledged even when they were alive.
It is written in a clear and straightforward manner. The book makes sense of in a very enlightening and astonishing way that keeps the readers turning the pages to learn more about it. If you are a history lover then this book is for you. Although we learned about it in history as a child, it was only taught as a subject for preparing for exams. The book will explain the feelings of the people involved in that robbery, what was going through their minds at that time, what their condition was, knowing that even a small mistake could result in their death. It can also create a negative perception of them. Their treatment in prison and how they lived out their last days. This book should be read by book lovers.
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