Throughout history, Indian freedom fighters have used their knowledge and resources to fight for independence from Britain. Many of these brave men and women studied abroad in order to gain the skills and knowledge they needed to fight for freedom. From Mahatma Gandhi to Subhash Chandra Bose, these Indian freedom fighters studied in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany, among others. Their hard work and dedication inspired future generations of Indian freedom fighters and helped lead India to its independence.
Recently, India celebrated its 75th year of Independence “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava”. It is the time to remember and contribution of our freedom fighters who gave up everything from sweat to blood to snatch the freedom from mighty Britishers. Most of our freedom struggle heroes were highly educated. Besides, few among them got the chance to receive higher education from reputed foreign universities. After the successful completion of their foreign education, these Freedom Fighters of India moved back here to serve the nation. In this blog, readers would get to know about the freedom fighters who studied abroad in detail.
|Freedom Fighters||Belong to||College/ University||Country|
|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi||Gujarat||University College, London||England|
|Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru||Uttar Pradesh||Trinity College||England|
|Subhash Chandra Bose||West Bengal||Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge||England|
|Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar||Madhya Pradesh||Columbia University;
London School of Economics;
University of Bonn
|Varahagiri Venkata Giri||Odisha||Law College Dublin||Ireland|
|Sarojini Naidu||Hyderabad||King’s College London||England|
Freedom Fighters Who Studied Abroad
The six Indian freedom fighters contributed massively to the Indian freedom struggle movement.
1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October in Porbander, Gujarat. He was also addressed with various names such as Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi and Father of the Nation. MK Gandhi shook the foundation of the mighty British Empire with different movements during the freedom struggle such as Satyagraha, Ahimsa, Khadi, Dandi March, Non-Cooperation Movement, Quit India Movement etc. Bapu completed his primary education in India and later went to the United Kingdom for higher studies. He studied law at the University College London in the UK to become a barrister.
2. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first PM of Independent India belongs to then Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Pt. J L Nehru is known as one of the architects of Indian independence. He played a significant role with other leaders during the national freedom struggle. He went to study at Harrow one of England’s leading schools. Pt. Nehru received an honours degree in Natural Science at Trinity College, Cambridge. After honours, he studied Law at Inner Temple.
3. Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhash Chandra Bose also known as Neta Ji belongs to West Bengal. He was a very prominent personality during the Indian Freedom Struggle. He inspired thousands of Indians to take up arms against oppressive British rulers. He gave the famous slogan – Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom”. He was the founder of the famous “Azad Hind Fauj”. S C Bose completed his early education at Presidency College in West Bengal. Neta Ji went to Cambridge to pursue a higher degree from Fitzwilliam College.
4. Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar
Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar played a much crucial role in uplifting the life of Dalits and the oppressive lower caste. He belongs to Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. He is also known as the chief architect and father of the Indian Constitution. He was a noted economist and always fought for equality for all especially the underprivileged. His keen interest in law, economics and political science made him secure multiple degrees from various Indian and foreign universities. He did PhD from Columbia University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He also went to the University of Bonn in Germany to study economics.
5. Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Varahagiri Venkata Giri or VV Giri was India’s fourth president and belonged to Berhampur, Odisha. He was a renowned social activist during the national movement. VV Giri was inspired by his lawyer father. He had a keen interest to study law. VV Giri completed his basic education at Kallikote College, Berhampur, Odisha. He later went to Dublin, Ireland to study law in the year 1913.
6. Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu, one of the famous female freedom fighters of India belongs to Hyderabad. Sarojini Naidu also known as Nightingale of India, the title she received from Mahatma Gandhi for her poetic skills. After her matriculation from the University of Madras, she went on to pursue higher studies in England at King’s College London and later at Girton College, Cambridge with the help of the scholarship provided by the Nizam’s Charity Trust.
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