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Chittaranjan Das (C.R.Das) (popularly called Deshbandhu) (November 25, 1870 - June 16, 1925) was a Bengali lawyer and a major figure in the Indian independence movement. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... British barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... The Indian Independence Movement was a series of revolutions empowered by the people of India put forth to battle the British Empire for complete political independence, beginning with the Rebellion of 1857, reaching its climax with Mahatma Gandhis Quit India Movement (1942-1945), and Subhash Chandra Boses Indian...

Educated in England, his public career began in 1909 when he successfully defended Aurobindo Ghosh on charges of involvement in the previous year's Alipore bomb case. 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... ... The Alipore bomb case (or Alipore bomb conspiracy or Alipore bomb trial) was an important court trial in the history of the Indian Independence Movement. ...

He was a leading figure in Bengal during the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1919-1922, and initiated the ban on British clothes, setting an example by burning his own European clothes and taking up "desi" Khadi clothes. With Motilal Nehru, he founded the Swaraj Party to express his non-moderate opinions. Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... The Non-Cooperation Movement was the first-ever series of nationwide peoples movements of nonviolent resistance, led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress. ... Mahatma Gandhi advocated the spinning of khadi. ... Motilal Nehru (May 6, 1861 – February 6, 1931) was an early Indian freedom fighter and leader of the Indian National Congress. ... Swaraj Party, a political party of colonial India, was organized in 1923 by Deshbandhu Chitaranjan Das (1870-1925) and Motilal Nehru (1861-1931), to participate in legislative councils. ...

He brought out a newspaper called Forward and later changed its name to Liberty to fight the British Raj. When the Calcutta Corporation was formed, he became its first Mayor. He presided over the Gaya session of the Indian National Congress. Throughout his political life, he was plagued with ill health but despite that, he showed valor, courage and determinism in rising up to the British. The British Empire at its zenith in 1919. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Gaya is a city in Bihar, India, and it is also the headquarters of Gaya District. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

He was a believer of non-violence and constitutional methods for the realisation of national independence, and advocated communal harmony and championed the cause of national education. His legacy was carried forward by his disciples, and notably by Subhash Chandra Bose. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

He is generally referred to by the honorific Desh Bandhu meaning "comrade of the nation." An honorific is a term used to convey esteem or respect. ... Comrade is a term meaning friend, colleague, or ally. ...

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Philosophies: Indian nationalism - Swaraj - Gandhism - Satyagraha - Hindu nationalism - Indian Muslim nationalism - Swadeshi - Socialism
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Independence: Cabinet Mission - Indian Independence Act - Partition of India - Political integration - Constitution - Republic of India

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indiansaga.info - Who's Who of India (352 words)
Chittaranjan Das, a revolutionary freedom fighter, was endearingly called 'Deshabandhu' (Friend of the Nation).
Chittaranjan's patriotic ideas were greatly influenced by his father, Bhuban Mohan Das, a reputed Solicitor of the Calcutta High Court.
An advocate of communal harmony and Hindu-Muslim unity, Das effected, in 1923, the Bengal Pact between the Hindus and Muslims of Bengal, though opposed by a section of the Congress.
Chitta Ranjan Das Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography (646 words)
Chitta Ranjan Das was born in Calcutta on Nov. 5, 1870, into a progressive Brahmo family.
Das graduated from Presidency College in Calcutta in 1890 and went to England to compete in the Indian civil service examination.
Das died in Darjeeling on June 16, 1925.
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