Rare book on life of Bagha Jatin to be published today
A rare book on the life of Bagha Jatin has been reprinted and will be published during a function at Asutosh Memorial Institute on Tuesday evening to commemorate the death centenary of the patriot.
Former Justice Chittosh Mookherjee will release the book. The function will be jointly organised by Suman Bhowmick on behalf of Sutradhar, the publishing house that has brought out the book and Sunil Das and Debashis Bhattacharya on behalf of Sudhir Kumar Mitra Smaran Samity.
Mitra had written the book 68 years ago. The 116-page book contains letters written by Bagha Jatin to his wife and sister and a poem on his by Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The battle of Burrilam is considered to be an important event in the history of revolutionary movement in Bengal. After Jatindranath’s death, Charles Teggart said that had this been in England then the country would have installed his statute beside Nelson in London.
On September 9, 1915, Jatindranath along with his four associates Chittopriyo, Jatish, Manoranjan and Niren faced the British police near the Burribalam river in Odisha. The British team was divided into two teams which were led by Rutherford and Teggart.
After exchange of bullets for several hours in which several policemen were killed, Jatin became critically injured and Chittopriyo died after being hit by a bullet on his chest. Jatin was forced to call off the war. Jatin told the magistrate “Please see that no injustice is done to these two boys, whatever was done, I am fully responsible for that.” Monoranjan, Jatish and Niren were arrested.