By the time Bhagat Singh was 13, he was well familiar with this family’s revolutionary activities. His father was a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, and after Gandhi called for boycotting government-aided institutions, Singh left school and enrolled in the National College at Lahore, where he studied European revolutionary movements. In time, he would become disenchanted with Gandhi’s non-violent crusade, believing that armed conflict was the only way to political freedom.
Influence in Writing since From Childhood
Since from his early childhood, Bhagat Singh were having a lot of scholarly integrity, as he was used to ask the question since from the early childhood on the topic of national movements and socialist agendas etc., such type of thinking or concerns were sometimes not the part of adult once. The reflective of his revolutionaries writing and skills of thinking, was evident that these traits were he inherited.
Bhagat Singh was very optimistic and was having a positive vision towards himself. As might be he was quite aware that he will definitely do something for his country. Through his writing he clearly depicted that he will be ready to sacrifice anything at any time when he will feel for the same.
Bhagat Singh as a Writer: First recognition
With the motive of freedom, he was used to associate himself with numerous clubs and revolutionary societies, And first time at the age of 17 he wrote an award winning essay in Hindi on the language issue of Punjab. And the wording and way of presentation of that essay proved that he was a brilliant writer and presenter.
Versificationof Hisopinions with asavage intellect
Bhagat Singh authored four books when he was incarcerated in the death cell at the central jail Lahore. These books include as
“The Ideal of Socialism”,
“History of Revolutionary Movement in India”,
“At The Door of Death”and
“Jail Notebook” a
The revolution movement of India with short Biographic sketches to the revolutionaries. In the year of 1924 and 1925, he wrote “Vishv Prem” (“In love with the world”) and “Yuvak”, which were published in Matwala, both under the assumed name of Balwant Singh.
He also wrote some articles on the execution of the six Babbar Akali revolutionaries in 1926 entitled “Holi Ke Din Rakt Ke Chinte” (“Blood drops on Holi Day”) was also published but could not gain widespread popularity, much what happened with most of his written works.
Bhagat Singh was used to send his manuscript out of the jail through his younger brother, Kulbir Singh. Kulbir Singh was directed to deliver his manuscripts to Miss LajjWatti. Even his uncle, Ajit Singh also published some his writings in English and German. It is really the matter of concerned that many of the manuscripts of Bhagat Singh was damaged by some of people on them he trusted. And it was totally injustice not with Bhagat Singh but also with people of India. Those skipped the chance to read his valuable writings?
Connecting people: Writings in Urdu
Bhagat Singh was having a broader vision, he was quite aware that his dream can fulfill only if more and more people will be connected with him. Keeping his thought in mind, Bhagat Singh wrote for and edited Urdu and Punjabi newspapers, published from Amritsar, as well as briefly for the Veer Arjun newspaper published in Delhi, through which he tried to bring more and more people under his influence.
A write with good Intellectual power
Bhagat Singh thoughts and views about communism and socialism was formed upon reading ravenously the teachings of Mikhail Bakunin and also those of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Accepting the ideas propagated by these philosophers, Bhagat Singh advocated these ideas through his writings and published a series of articles about anarchism in Kirti, the journal of the KirtiKisan Party. Other writings Other writings of Bhagat Singh include letters written to his friends and relatives, Punjabi Script and language, the unparalleled sacrifices of Babbr Akalis, introduction to a book of verse called Dreamland, a message to the nation, Punjab’s contribution to the struggle for independence etc.
In the month of September 27, 1931, His essay “Why I Am an Atheist” was publishedissue of People, LalaLajpatRai’s paper from Lahore, a few months after his execution. The article transported his ideas on apostasyand showed, yet again, his expertise in writing and maturity beyond his age.
Damaged manuscripts Works
His other written works includes “Court Statements”, “Letter to Young Political Workers” and some other documents as well which were either destroyed in the course of handling or else remain unrecognised. A role model and an inspiration to millions of youths, Bhagat Singh, no doubt, is an iconic representation of the young blood of India. Having said this, we must also not forget to give him credit for the numerous articles, documents and manuscripts which he drafted, for it is through these written works that Bhagat Singh breathes his ideas. Bhagat Singh has been called many things in the course of history: a revolutionary, a freedom fighter, a martyr, a terrorist, but sadly a writer isn’t among one of them.
Bhagat Singh, no doubt, is an iconic image of the young blood of India. Hiswritings will always act as a role model and an inspiration to millions of youths, we should never forget to give him credit for the numerous inspirations, motivational, revolutionary articles, documents and manuscripts which he drafted, for us even when he was in Jail. Bhagat Singh has been called many things in the course of history: a revolutionary, a freedom fighter, a martyr, a terrorist, but sadly a writer isn’t among one of them.
VirendraSandhu (Trs), YugPurashBhagatteUnhan De Bazurug, page 403.
VirendraSandhu (Ed.),SardarBhagat Singh, PattarAurDastavez, page 14.
Ibid p 80