Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sheel Bhadra Yajee : Freedom Fighters Part - II

Sheel Bhadra Yajee

Sheel Bhadra Yajee (1906-1996) the fiery freedom fighter from Bihar was associated with the non-violent and the violent form of freedom struggle. Yajee's participation in the freedom movement began in 1928 when, as a student, he attended the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. He joined the Congress Socialist Party four years later and became involved in the Kisan movement. Later, he came in close touch with Subhas Chandra Bose, as well as Mahatma Gandhi. In 1939 he joined Subhas Chandra Bose to found the All India Forward Bloc. He was actively associated with the INA movement. Yajee raised his voice against caste prejudices and other social evils. He was a firm believer in the active participation of the peasants, workers and the middle classes in the struggle for the transformation of society. He authored several books like' A Glimpse of the Indian Labour Movement', 'Forward Bloc and Its Stand', 'Is Socialism a Necessity to India', and 'True Face of Monopolistic American Democracy'.
His native was BAKHTIYARPUR , PATNA and so Bhumihars from this area are known as YAJEE bhumihars . Ghoswari- Champapur is SASURAAl of Mukhiya Jee ( Ranjan Rituraj Sinh) .
Sri Yajee jee also founded All-India Freedom Fighters' Organisation , when he retired from active politics . There are several books on Yajee jee contribution to Society as Freedom Fighter , as Kisan Leader and as a parliamentrian . and one of them is Sheel Bhadra Yajee, a living legend of the freedom struggle: Books: V.L Sundar Rao by V. L Sundar Rao.
he represented Bihar as Indian National Congress member in RAJYASABHA to counter the philosphy of LOHIA in

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