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New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) As a tribute to great revolutionaries Khudiram Bose and Sivram hari Rajguru, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has brought out two books on them.

The books titled 'Revolutionary Extraordinaire' (English) written by Dr. Shri Hitendra Patel, and 'Rajguru' (Hindi) by Anil Verma respectively will be released by Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday to commemorate the martyrdom of Bose and birth centenary of Rajguru.

The book on Bose brings out the known and several lesser known facets of the young revolutionary. Partition of Bengal in 1905 had triggered revolutionary activities all over India, and compelled youth to break away from the path of representations and submissions and take arms against the British rule.

Khudiram Bose, perhaps the youngest revolutionary in the history of India's freedom movement, was one of them.

Born in 1889 at Habipur village near Midnapur (now in Bangladesh), Khudiram became the trail-blazer for the militant nationalist movement against the imperialist powers.

His bombing of a British officer's carriage sent tremors of fear among the British authority. On 11th August 1908, the eighteen-year-old revolutionary embraced the gallows with a smile on his face and illuminated the way for hundreds of revolutionaries. Events of the early phase of the freedom struggle have been woven into a rich tapestry in this book which is bound to stir patriotic fervour in the reader's heart.

'Ajeya Krantikari-Rajguru' has been written keeping in mind the fact that not much has been written about him except for a few scattered articles with repetitive material.

Shrivram Hari Rajguru was born in Khed village (now named as Rajguru Nagar) near Pune in Maharashtra on August 24, 1908. While in Varanasi to study Sanskrit and Hindu scriptures, he came in contact with revolutionaries and became active member of Hindustan Socialist Republican Army, coordinated by Chandrashekhar Azad.

In the famous Lahore conspiracy case, he was executed on March 23, 1931 along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev.

Both these books endeavour to present authentic information that has been painstakingly gathered from various sources. Author of the book on Khudiram Dr. Hitendra Patel is a reputed scholar of history associated with Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Anil Verma, author of the book on Rajguru is a judge and a prolific sports writer. He belongs to a family of illustrious freedom fighters.

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