Dictionary of Martyrs
14th Mar, 2019
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently released the Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle, in New Delhi.
- It is a five-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 attempt at compiling the names of martyrs on this scale, an effort, to not only cherish the past, but also a way to secure the future.
- Its aim is to nurture and recall the brave deeds of the heroes of our freedom struggle to have a positive influence on the future generations, and to inspire them to think of “India First.”
- The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of uprising of 1857.
- The publication of "Dictionary of Martyrs: India's Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)"has been brought out in five volumes (zone wise) as given below: