M. N. Roy: Twentieth-Century Renaissance

Dinesh Kumar Singh and A. P. S. Chouhan

Early Radicalism

M. N. Roy symbolised a new ideology of the freedom movement that was neither moderate liberalism nor Gandhism. Before the First World War, he was attracted to the ideology of nationalist terrorism. He was a revolutionary. The partition of Bengal in 1905 gave rise to a national upsurge in India. The Indian political scene witnessed great turbulence. The Bengal revolutionaries’ avowed object was to achieve the emancipation of the country. They realised that the British imperialist power based on force could be overthrown by violent methods alone. The violent anarchical movements in contemporary Europe inspired them. They believed in the language ...

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