23 July 2019
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9 Facts About Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak on 23 July 1856 in Chikhali, Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra State, India. He was ]an Indian nationalist, teacher, and an independence activist.
- Tilak was married to Tapibai ( Née Bal) in 1871, when he was sixteen, a few months before his father’s death (Gangadhar Tilak, who was a school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar.).
- Tilak completed his graduation in 1876 and in 1879 he acquired a degree in law. He plunged into politics after finishing his education.
- In 1885, Tilak along with his friends founded Fergusson College and Deccan Education Society in Pune.
- In 1890, Tilak Joined Indian National Congress and changed its attitude towards the fight for self-government.
- Kesari (in Marathi) and The Mahratta (in English) were the news papers, in which Tilak worked actively to spread his nationalist views.
- That created a conflict between him and the British, which led to his imprisonment in 1897, with the charge of sedition.
- In spite all odds, he did not change his views and declared “‘Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it.’”. This bold attitude earned him the title “Lokamanya”
- His plan was to formulate a militant mass movement to attain political aim, which got strong recoil from Surat session of the Congress in 1907and finally led to its split.