Do and Die

01 December 2010

Manini Chatterjee

Picador,

408 pages, ` 325

On 18 April 1930 at around ten pm, a clutch of men, most of them still in their teens, challenged the might of the British Empire through a series of raids in Chittagong. Their actions stunned the colonial power and sparked rebellion throughout Bengal. Drawing on police records, government files and interviews with revolutionaries, Chatterjee reconstructs the events of that fateful night and what happened in the ensuing three years. First published ten years ago, this new edition features a foreword by Ramachandra Guha. 

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