19 September, 2020

Last Of The Nation’s First

On Gandhi's 71st death anniversary, the men and women who were part of India's freedom struggle, spell out the independent India he, and they, dreamt of.

Last Of The Nation’s First
outlookindia.com
2019-02-01T17:58:11+05:30

These men and women are what’s left of a struggle that involved tremendous sacrifices, whose ­significance has only become more ­profound over time. Fighters of the ­anti-colonial resistance against British Raj, they do not just form the bedrock of our national ethos, but also represent a set of values that can still guide the way in our collective strivings to live the ­freedom they once fought for. And on Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary, they spell out the independent India he, and they, dreamt of.


Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Gopal Singh, Patiala

Sitting on a floral fleece throw on an armchair at his home in Patiala, sunlight gushing in through the windows, Gopal Singh, 93, recalls how he and fellow inmates were made to...

unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


Latest Magazine

September 28, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section