Want to learn more about Indian freedom fighters? Read on for a historical overview of some of the most influential personalities in Indian history…
Indian freedom fighters are renowned for their untiring efforts and beautiful ideological views. Not only was their ideology transferred to people in principle but was also conferred upon the masses in practice. From liberating the Indian subcontinent from the British Raj to handling separation of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, different notable Indian freedom fighters have left a mark on the history of the Indo subcontinent.
Indian freedom fighters like the Jawaharlaal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi actually had the entire family supporting the cause and taking the helm of leadership in the independent country one after the other. These families were groomed in a patriotic and nationalistic mindset and actually contributed in realizing the dream of an independent Indian sub continent.
Prominent Indian Freedom Fighters
Jawaharlal Nehru was an important member of Indian National Congress and went on to become the first Prime Minister of India at the time of independence in 1947. His father Motilal Nehru was a notable lawyer and political leader. Nehru also gained his education in England and went on to follow his father in politics.
Of course his views were slightly different from his father who was an important member of the Indian National Congress and had also been president. In fact pundit Nehru was actually leaning towards the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Mahatma Ghandi’s Contribution to Global Indian
Mahatma Gandhi is known for his immense contribution in presenting equality and justice as a privilege and right for everyone in India. Gandhi is known for taking on the British rule single-handedly and determining what was required to free India. In fact he had such power and sway amongst the nationals across the country that he could bring the country to a standstill if required. He went on to give the British rulers two years to provide an independent dominion status to India or he threatened to instigate a nationalistic movement to overthrow the British Raj.
These three prominent figures were known as Indian freedom fighters across the world. They opted for simple lifestyle choices and gave up anything Western and opulent. This was the main reason for their popularity as they could now relate to the common Indian man and understand his desire for an independent and free homeland.
Liaqat Ali Khan for the Cause of India
One of the Muslim Indian freedom fighters was Nawabzadah Khan Liaquat Ali Khan who was born in India and studied law at Oxford University. He returned to India and joined the Muslim league in 1923 and legislative counsel of the United province. By 1936 he was the secretary general and advisor to the founder of All India Muslim league, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He was the main person behind the creation of ideology of the separation of India and Pakistan in two separate countries by 1947. He devoted himself to nationalism and started working for an independent Muslim state to combat the injustice towards Muslims in the British Raj.
In order to diverge his nationalistic agenda he was also invited to join the Indian national Congress but refused the offer and went on to become the first Prime Minister of present-day Pakistan. He guided the country for the first year of independent but unfortunately was assassinated in the northern parts of Pakistan during a speech. He is known as the Martyr of the Nation.