Friday, August 28, 2009

Bangladesh, C.R.Das

Many bright sons were born in Bengal but very few of them, probably one or two, offered due importance in improving the communal relations between Hindus and Muslims, the ultimate cause partition of Bengal. Deshabandhu Chittaranjan Das was one among the two

Chittaranjan Das was born in Calcutta on 5th Nov. 1870. He was one year junior to M.K.Gandhi.
He was a staunch non-believer of non-violent and non-cooperation movement advocated by M.K.Gandhi. He believed in constitutional methods to attain India's Freedom. Though he was an important personality during the time of non-coopereation movement from 1919 to 1922. It was He who started the boycott of British or Western dresses.He was apointed the Mayor of Calcutta Corporation after it was formed . He attended Gaya round of conference of India National Congress. His career in law kicked off in the year 1909 when he successfully defended Aurobindo Ghosh in Alipore bomb blast case. He was calle d Deshabandhu by his countrymen.
During non-cooperation movement he set many examples, such as, burning his own western clothes, sending his wife and son to jail and others. He, along with Motilal Nehru and Srinivas Ayyangar, founded "Swarajya Dal" in 1922 and came out successfully in the Election of 1923. He published a daily paper, FORWARD, to narrate and explain his edeals in 1923. In that year he formed a pact known as BENGAL PACT with Bengal Muslim Leaders depicting "unity from the top", which he aimed at "a strange marriage" to uplift the religio-communal consciousness among the two communities. But bad luck for Bengal he died on 16th june 1925 and the Bengal Pact died a premature death.