Books On Prisons

The Jail and other Writings : Bhagat Singh

Name of the book: The Jail and other Writings
Author: Bhagat Singh (compiled and with an introduction by Chaman Lal
Publisher: LeftWord Books
Year: 1929

Bhagat Singh spent the last two years of his life in jail, awaiting execution.During this time, he and his comrades fought one of the most celebrated court battles in the annals of national liberation struggles, and used the court as a vehicle for the propagation of their revolutionary messageThey also struggled against the inhuman conditions in the colonial jail, and faced torture and painTheir heroism made them icons and figures of inspiration for generations to come.All this is wellknownWhat is not so wellknown is that Bhagat Singh wrote four books in jail.Although they were smuggled out, they were destroyed and are lost foreverWhat survived was a Notebook that the young martyr kept in jail, full of notes and jottings from what he was reading.

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