Biography Of Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Name : Keshav Gangadhar Tilak
Writer :The Arctic Home Of Aryans
Date of Birth :23 July 1856
Death :1 August 1920
Bal Gangadhar Tilak - Social Reformer of India
Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak is best remembered as the man who built his own defiance of British rule into a national movement that eventually gained independence for India. Mahatma Gandhi called him the Maker of Modern India. Tilak was born to a landowning Chitpavan Brahmin family of Maharashtra. He studied Sanskrit at Deccan College in Pune and started life as a school teacher.In 1890 he took over newspapers, Kesari and Mahratta and through them he tried to create Political awareness among the people. He skillfully used the annual Ganapati festival to mobilize the Hindu solidarity and opposition to British. In 1987, he was arrested for sedition, as his fiery editorials were suspected to have caused the murder of British Officers Rand.
Tilak believed that Swaraj was the birthright of all Indians. He was an outspoken critic of the partition of Bengal and was labeled an ' extremist'. An advocate of Swadeshi, he called for the boycott of British goods and began a campaign of passive resistance to British Rule aimed at preparing the people for independence. For this, he was arrested and exiled to Burma. On his return in 1914, he plunged back into Politics, launching the Home Rule League. Tilak also wrote books. Some of his published works include The Orion, The Arctic Home Of Aryans.