Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle (1857-1947) at an event in Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.
The 5-volume dictionary contains an account of the martyrs from India’s First War of Independence in 1857, to India’s Independence in 1947. This is the first ever attempt by the Government to compile the names of martyrs on this scale.
The dictionary includes the martyrs of 1857 Uprising, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919), Non-Cooperation Movement (1920-22), Civil Disobedience Movement (1930-34), Quit India Movement (1942-44), and Revolutionary Movements (1915-34).
The dictionary includes the names of freedom fighters of the Azad Hind Fauj who attained martyrdom.
The dictionary also includes the martyrs of Kissan Movements, Tribal Movements, Agitation for Responsible Government in the Princely States (Prajamandal), Indian National Army (1943-45), Royal Indian Navy Upsurge (RIN, 1946), etc.
The dictionary includes ex-INA or ex-military personnel who died fighting the British.
Volume 1: More than 4400 martyrs of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh have been listed.
Volume 2: More than 3500 martyrs of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have been listed.
Volume 3: The martyrs covered in this volume are more than 1400. This volume covers the martyrs of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Sind.
Volume 4: The martyrs covered in this volume are more than 3300. This volume covers the martyrs of Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.
Volume 5: The martyrs covered in this volume are more than 1450. This volume covers the martyrs of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.