Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

Along with this saga of Pratap, we should also know that his father Kesari Singh Barahath not only did revolution work, but also the literature created in Rajasthani language has a very high place.

We are talking about Shahpura town of Bhilwara district of Rajasthan.

Arriving here at the memorial of the revolutionary-trilogy Kesari Singh Barhath, Zorawar Singh Barhath and Shaheed Pratap Singh Barhath, built by the municipality among the population, I remember the story of Pratap Singh’s sacrifice on May 24, 1918, in the Bareilly Central Jail

. Which has been written by the supreme leader of the revolutionary organization Shachindranath Sanyal with the title Story of Pratap in captive life.

Pratap was a unique revolutionary associated with both the first ‘Banaras Conspiracy’ of North India and the Lord Hardinge case. The party had entrusted him with the task of Rajputana.

But when he left his home to take part in secret revolutionary activities, no one knew that his importance in the party would increase to such an extent that rebel leaders like Rash Behari Bose would start trusting the 25-year-old the most.

Later on, Pratap was caught fraudulently at the Asanada railway station near Jodhpur.

Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

The British government knew that they had many secrets like the Banaras case and secret operations in Rajputana as well as the bombing of Lord Hardinge’s at Chandni Chowk in Delhi.

In such a situation, the officer of the Intelligence Department, Charles Cleveland, reached Bareilly Jail and met Pratap.

He was given many temptations. He also said that his mother cries a lot. But Pratap replied sternly, ‘I don’t want to make thousands of mothers of the country cry just to make my single mother laugh.’ The government then played a trick that it took Pratap to Hazaribagh Jail near his revolutionary father Kesari Singh, a prisoner in the Delhi and Kota conspiracy case.

Seeing Pratap in front, the father warned him not to show weakness. In those moments, Pratap assured his father that he would never do such a thing.

The officers were defeated in every way, then Pratap was brought to Bareilly and subjected to severe torture, due to which he died. His body was buried there silently inside the prison walls.

When father Kesari Singh came out of jail, someone asked him whether he got the news of Pratap’s death. He said, ‘I am hearing this from you only.’

How the patient revolutionary father and his unique sacrificial son, about whom Rao Gopal Singh Kharwa had said – ‘The creator had made a Pratap by consuming a hundred ranged (Veer Kshatriya) cannabis.’ Shachindranath Sanyal has written that he had less youth like Pratap.

Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

Have only seen Along with this saga of Pratap, we should also know that his father Kesari Singh Barahath not only did revolution work, but also the literature created in Rajasthani language has a very high place.

He addressed Maharana Fatah Singh of Udaipur by writing a warning through Sorthas for not attending the Delhi court of Viceroy Lord Curzon, which suddenly came out of Fatah Singh’s mouth after reading, ‘If these Sorthas were found in Udaipur, then We don’t even leave from there.’ Maharana decided not to attend that court even after reaching Delhi.

We entered the mansion surrounded by huge ramparts.

This mansion of the Barahath family has now been converted into a wonderful museum as a legacy of this revolutionary family.

Rare signs, pictures of revolutionary Kesari Singh Barhath, Zorawar Singh Barahth and Amar Shaheed Pratap Singh Barahth and every page of that history have been preserved here.

Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

After reaching the ‘Veer Mata Manik Kanwar Rajkiya Adarsh ​​Girls Higher Secondary School’ operated in the memory of his mother with the statue of Shaheed Barahath in ‘Amar Shaheed Pratap Singh Barahat State Post Graduate College’ in Shahpura, his words were engraved on this memorial site of that mother.

They light up anyone’s eyes – ‘Pratap! You made a mistake in recognizing your mother.

You took two rupees for the dhoti, only then had you spoken your mind, then I would have sent you off with a tilak and garlanded you with flowers and garlands.

Martyrs’ Village: The memories of Shaheed Pratap are alive in Shahpura

Mother Manik Kanwar! I salute you a hundred times. A poet has rightly said – Veeran Pratapjanini samtam smrami. The statues of these three revolutionaries, installed on the outskirts of Shahpura on September 19, 2013, by the Urban Development Trust, Bhilwara, are very alive.

In front of this, on the other side, a memorial of the revolutionary martyr Vijay Singh Pathik of Bijolia Satyagraha has also been built. A memorial is also being constructed at the Asanada railway station where Pratap Singh Barahath was arrested.

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