Sherpur: big sacrifice, short memory
Date Written: 15/08/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17999
Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.