Renowned historian Bipin Chandra is set to give a different interpretation to the life of martyr Bhagat Singh. Chandra is writing a biography of the revolutionary hero showing that Singh was on the way to become a Gandhian.
Chandra's views are significant because Singh was hanged in 1931 for involvement in the killing of a deputy superintendent of police. He had also opposed some of Mahatma Gandhi's views on issues like non-violent struggle and the treatment to be given to the Simon Commission. The new book is expected to cause a review of the popular image of Bhagat Singh as a freedom fighter who believed in violence as the most important means of gaining independence.
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