Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
First Online: Golden Jubilee of Karnataka State
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014
This is a list of prominent leaders from Karnataka who assumed
leadership roles during India's epic freedom struggle against the British.
When available, the names have been hyper-linked to the portraits or
biographies on Kamat's Potpourri website.
It is important to remember that at the time of India's freedom (in
1947) there was no Karnataka as we know today. Instead, it was scattered in
twenty different administrative blocks, kingdoms and administrations. Many
historians have felt that in fighting for India, the people of Karnataka were
fighting for Karnataka itself.
This is a long list, and an incomplete one at that (please suggest
additions to ). But I felt compelled to start this list to remember
the people who sacrificed their careers, savings, and family lives to build the
nation of India and unite Karnataka as a state. It includes lawyers, teachers,
social workers, and many journalists and writers who took to activism to spread
the gospel of freedom in rural Karnataka.
Not listed in any particular order.
Women Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
Bommakka of Kanagil village near Ankola who protested against the
Goveror or Mumbai at Karwar.
Kamath Suryanath U., "Karnatakada Sanksipta Itihasa", Bapco Publications,
Kamat Research Database -- Online Encyclopedia of India