While India celebrates Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav we need to learn about the armed revolutionaries who led the fight for independence from fore front. The Jugantar and Anushilan samiti were the groups that were active in the early 1900s and paved way for later generation of revolutionaries.
The jugantar party was established in April 1906 by leaders like Aurobindo Ghosh, his brother Barin Ghosh, Bhupendranath Datta, Raja Subodh Mallik. Barin Ghosh and Bagha Jatin were the main leaders. Along with 21 revolutionaries, they started to collect arms, explosives and manufactured bombs.
Anushilan Samiti was an Indian fitness club, which was actually used as an underground society for anti-British revolutionaries. In the first quarter of the 20th century it supported revolutionary violence as the means for ending British rule in India. It was founded by Satish Chandra Basu.
Read on about the bombs they made.
Here are some weapons used by Jugantar.
Jugantar & Anushilan samiti were Revolutionary & Hindu revivalist movements that were responsible for numerous assasinations & bombings.
Img:Aluminum shells for bombs.
Oval shaped bomb shell prepared by the Jugantar party during the movement of 1942.
Brass bomb was the property of the Chittagong Jugantar party in 1931.
3 bomb shells of different moulds of cast iron manufactured in 1930 by the Jugantar party.
Cast Iron shell was recovered from the Jugantar party, Madaripur in 1942. It was intended to be filled and thrown on Sir John Herbert.
Radio(black box like thing) at the end was used by INA spies. 4 of the radios were brought by Major Swami from Germany rest were Japanese made. The radio transmitting set with all accessories including wires, insulators, bulbs, plantings etc.
INA spies used to enter India in 4 ways:
1.Submarine & boat landings
2.Pretending to be Refugees
4.Pretending to be escaped POWs(shown in the movie Rangoon as well)