Skip to main content

An Inspirational Life: Vasudev Balwant Phadke

Indian Independence Movement has given us many big personalities who have performed an important role in demanding Indian independence from the British Government. Some of theme were trying complaisantly to retain Indian independence, some them were acting exactly opposite to it. Both groups were trying their hard for the only reason which was INDEPENDENCE....they were extremely passionate for it. They loved their country more than their own lives. Their dedication, their sacrifice for the country is not at all comparable to till date.

Today we are going to discuss on the personality who was similar to the the group of some aggressive men who fought in the Indian Independence movement. The name is none other than Vasudev Balwant Phadke. Vasudev Balwant Phadke was one of the revolutionary who fought against British Raj for Indian independence. He was the founder of Ramoshi community as well as the co founder of Poona Native Institution, which is now referred as Maharashtra Education Society. Panvel-ingenerated Phadke was belonged to the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin Family. His teacher Lahuji Salve or Lahuji Vastad was a former wrestler as well as a volunteer in independence movement. Phadke learnt all the lessons of wrestling form his teacher. Lahuji Salve also taught him the importance of Backward Classes of Indian Society in Indian independence movement. He and his 300 men are also famous for controlling Indian city in Maharashtra named as Pune for few days. 


Highly influenced Vasudev by the speeches of Mahadev Govind Ranade on Indian Economy, gathered all his Ramoshis for the rebellion as he didn't get support from the other educated classes. He,then gathered all the people from the different communities like Koli, Bhils and Dhangars. He was ruling a privately-owned army of that time and also looted some British offices in Indian villages for the fund generation. He started this activity in 1875, after Gaikwads the ruler of Baroda defeated by Britishers. He used to live in Thanale-Khad samble Caves in Nadsur village near Pali when he was trying to escape from Britishers. These caves are giving the proves of living of that great man at that place to till date. 


On 20th July of 1879 he was captured by the Britishers, while fighting with Britishers in village of Ghanur, as he was betrayed by one of his own man and sentenced for life imprisonment by the British Government. He was then transferred to Aden,Yemen to live in prison. The ferocious leaders also tried to escape from that prison also. On 13th February of 1883 he took the door off from its hinges and tried his last escape. Unfortunately, it couldn't be last for long he was captured again and again settled into the prison. Fro that day he announced a hunger strike till death and was died on 17th February of 1883. 


He lived and died for the only reason that he wanted his country to be freed from the British rule. He fought very hard against the Britishers. Many of us are unknown with the fact that he was the first person who was demanding Indian Republic to the Britishers. He was the first Indian who used "Republic of India" for the first time. I think he was fought against British rule in India relentlessly because he knew that British government was not hearing the language of congenitalism anymore. Someone had to give the TIT-FOR-TAT type answer to the enemy and he exactly did the same. After 1857 Rebellion, Britishers were the only ruling group remained in India. They made the rules and regulations which was for their profit and someone had to give fightback to them and he exactly did the same. He counter attacked Britishers by ammunition and more than that he gathered all the people without any caste-dominance and fought with the oppositions. Many people criticizes his work nowadays only for a reason that he was from Brahmin family, but I think we should respect his work, his sacrifice, his dedication towards India the fellow Indians. He never backed the casteism, the proof is his own guru Lahuji Salve was from the Mang community which consisted into the untouchables but he respected his teacher as well as the sayings of his teacher by acquiring Backward class into the independence movement. 


Yesterday was the 121st death anniversary of that great personality. I bow to him as I consider him as the man who taught India how to live fearlessly and how to counter ourselves at the important times.

                              

Popular posts of the week

संवाद….माणसाला मिळालेली एक उपयुक्त देणगी

सर्वप्रथम आज एका नवीन विषयावर लिखाण करीत असल्याने चुकीबद्दल क्षमस्व.माझे नेहमीचे आवडते विषय सोडून एखाद्या नवीन विषयावर लिखाण करण्याची माझी इच्छा होती,तिलाच आज शब्दरूप देत आहे.बघा आपल्याला हा विचार पटतो का तो.

माणसाला देवाने दिलेली एक अप्रतिम देणगी म्हणजे त्याचे शरीर.माणसाचे शरीर म्हणजे आजवर माणसाला न उलगडलेले कोडेच म्हणावे लागेल.कारण माणसाने त्याच्या शरीरातील अनेक वर-वर दिसणाऱ्या गोष्टींचा शोध लावला असला तरीही काही गोष्टी कशा काम करतात हे अजून त्याला समजलेले नाही.उदाहरण घ्यायचेच झाले तर अशा गोष्टीत सर्वात प्रथम क्रमांक लागतो तो माणसाच्या मेंदूचा.माणसाच्या मेंदूमधील अनेक गोष्टींचे कोडे सोडवण्यात माणूस अजून यशस्वी झालेला नाही.माणसाच्या जन्म-मृत्यूचे अतिशय विलक्षण असे धागेदोरे उलगडण्यात सुद्धा माणसाला अजून तरी यश आलेले नाही.असो.या गोष्टीचा शोध जेव्हा लागायचा तेव्हा नक्की लागेल पण आज आपण अशाच एका गोष्टीबद्दल येथे चर्चा करणार अहोत ती म्हणजे संवाद.

Manya Surve: Exposed

Location-AmbedkarCollege,Wadala,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India January11,1982 at 1230 Hrs.- Mumbai Crime Branch gota tipfrom an unknown source, that Manya Surve would be arriving atthegarden near Ambedkar College at Wadala to meethis girlfriend.18 Crime BranchOfficersmade the teamsof3-eachand dispersedthemselves into the variousparts ofthetargetarea.

January11, 1982 at 1300Hrs.- All thetrafficand publicaround the area ofAmbedkar College,Wadala were cleared out.All the arrangementswere tookplace for the trapping ofthe criminal who gavea lot

मराठी भाषा- एक संस्कृती

२७ फेब्रुवारी ला मराठी भाषा दिवस साजरा झाला. खरंतर त्या दिवशीच हा लेख ब्लॉगवर टाकायची इच्छा होती, परंतु काही कारणास्तव जमले नाही. तरीसुद्धा या विषयावर लिखाण करण्याची इच्छा काही स्वस्थ बसू देईना. तेव्हा म्हटलं आता हे करावाच लागणार, नाहीतर रात्रीची झोप आणि दिवसाची भूक कुठे आणि कशी हरवून बसील, ते मलाही कळणार नाही. त्यामुळेच आज हा लेख लिहत आहे. सर्वप्रथम या ब्लॉगवरील सर्व वाचकांना जागतिक मराठी भाषा दिनाच्या अगदी मनापासून शुभेच्छा देतो आणि नंतरच मूळ लेखाला हाथ घालतो.

मराठी इतिहास आणि छत्रपती संभाजी महाराज भाग १

कालची तारीख होती १ फेब्रुवारी २०१४…याच दिवशी कालपासून बरोबर ३२५ वर्षांअगोदर मराठी सत्तेला प्रचंड मोठा हादरा बसला…तो इतका प्रचंड होता की,थोड्या काळाकरिता का होईना मराठी सत्तेचे म्हणजेच शिवरायांच्या हिंदवी स्वराज्याचे तळच बुडाले.याच दिवशी १६८९ ला मुकर्रबखानाने (शेख नजीब खान) मुघली फौजेच्या व शिर्के नावाच्या एका मराठी समाजघातकाच्या  सहाय्याने शृंगारपुरच्या अरण्यात स्वराज्याचा दुसरा छत्रपती,हिंदवी स्वराज्य संस्थापक छत्रपती शिवाजीराजे भोसल्यांचा पुत्र,या मराठी जनतेतील रयतेचा राजा संभाजी यास पकडले आणि संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्रावर अवकळा पसरली.संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्र देश दुःखाच्या खोल सागरात बुडून गेला. त्या दुःखद घटनेची आपण चर्चा करणार आहोतच परंतु संभाजी राजांच्या इतिहासातील पात्राबद्दल आधी थोडे पाहू.

मराठी इतिहास आणि छत्रपती संभाजी महाराज भाग ३

मागच्या पहिल्यादुसऱ्या भागात संभाजी महाराज, त्यांचा इतिहास तसेच त्यांच्यावरील आरोप आपण पाहिले. त्या आरोपांवरून शेवटी हेच म्हणावे लागेल की, संभाजी राजे कसेही असले तरीसुद्धा त्यांच्या ठिकाणी स्वराज्याबद्दल, शिवरायांबद्दल प्रेम हे होतेच आणि काही लोकांच्या फुकाच्या आरोपांमुळे त्यांचे चारित्र्यहनन केले गेलेले आहे. प्रत्येक राजा हा थोडाफार का होईना वाईट सवयींचा असतोच, शिवराय या सगळ्यांपेक्षा फार फार वेगळे होते म्हणूनच आज आपण त्यांची पूजा करतो. त्यांचा जन्मच मुळी स्वराज्य घडविण्याखातर झालेला होता. परंतु जो राजा मिळालेल्या काळात आपल्या राज्याचा भंग होऊ न देता उलट त्याची भरभराट करतो, तोच खरा प्रजाहीतदक्ष म्हणून नावारूपास येतो. शिवरायांनी देखील याचाच अवलंब केल्याचे दिसून येते. पुरंदरचा तह आणि शहाजी राजांकारीता केलेला करार वगळता फार कमी वेळेस श्रेष्ठींनी आपल्या राज्याचा भंग केला अथवा त्यांना करावा लागला. परंतु ते नेहमीच जिंकलेला प्रदेश वाचविण्याकरिता दक्ष असत. समर्थांनी संभाजी राजांना पाठविलेल्या पत्रात याची एक झलक पाहण्यास मिळते. हेच संभाजी राजांनी सुद्धा केले आणि मिळालेल्या नऊ वर्षांच्या क…

Connect on Facebook

Google+ Followers