Bipin Chandra Pal (1858-1932) was a noted politician, journalist, an eminent orator and one of the three famous patriots, known as the trilogy of Lal Bal Pal. The other two were Lala Lajpat Rai and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He was one of the main architects of the Swadeshi movement. He stood against the partition of West Bengal.
Pal was born on November 7, 1858 in at Sylhet (now in Bangladesh). He came to Calcutta and got admitted in the Presidency college but left studies before graduating. However he had remarkable Literacy competence and studied various books extensively. He started his career as school master andworked as a librarian in the Calcutta Public Library. Here he came in contact with Keshav Chandra Senand others like Shivnath Shastri, B.K.Goswami and S.N.Banerjee. Their influence attracted him to join active politics. Soon he got inspired by the extremist patriotism of Tilak, Lala and Aurobindo. In 1898 he went to England to study comparative theology but came back to preach ideal of Swadeshi through himself in the non cooperation movement due to his difference of view points with other leaders of the movement.
Pal had a 'never say die' attitude and he lived by his Principle. He revolted against the evils and ill practices of Hinduism. He was a member of the Brahmo Samaj and believed in the equality of men and women. He encouraged widow marriages and female education. India lost one of it's most ardent patriot when he passed away in 1932.
Facts and Information about Bipin Chandra Pal
|Born||7 November, 1858 in Habiganj, Sylhet, Assam|
|Father||Ramchandra Pal, a Persian scholar and small landowner|
|Wife||Pal married twice, first in 1881, and after the death of his first wife, in 1891.|
|Son||Niranjan Pal, founder of Bombay Talkies|
|Known for||Contributions to the freedom struggle of India|
|Education||Received school education in Sylhet. He went to the Presidency College for graduation but left it midway.|
He worked as the headmaster of a high school for several years at different schools. He has also worked as a librarian and secretary for the Calcutta Public Library
Between 1890 and 1891, he worked as a librarian and secretary for the Calcutta Public Library.
|Associated with||Indian National Congress, Brahmo Samaj (1886)|
|Role in Congress||As a member of Indian National Congress he founded the Brahmo Samaj. At the 1887 Madras session of the Congress, Pal made a strong plea for repealing the Arms Act.|
Bipin is popularly referred to as a member of the trio, Lal, Bal and Pal.
|Publications and Writings||He has written several books:|
The Soul of India
Assistant Editor of Bengali Public Opinion
Editor of The Democrat and The Independent
Paridarshak, Bangla weekly
The New Spirit
Biography of Queen Victoria
Nationality and Empire
Swaraj and the Present Situation
The Basis of Social Reform
Studies in Hinduism
|Jail Journey||He was jailed for a period of six months for not putting forward the evidence thet he possessed against Sri Aurobindo in the Vande Mataram sedition case.|
Last Updated on : August 8, 2014