Check out Tarak nath das biography, profile, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle.
Tarak nath das biography
- Name- Tarak nath das
- Known for- Contribution to Indian freedom struggle
- Important dates
- Birthday- 15 June 1884
- Obit day- 22 December 1958
- Important places
- Place of birth- Kanchrapara, 24 Parganas, Bengal (British India)
- Obit place- New York City (USA)
- Institutions- General Assembly’s Institution (now Scottish Church College)
- Educational qualifications- Master of Arts, Phd
- Father- Kalimohan
- Mother- NA
- Siblings- Girija
- Spouse- Mary Keatinge Morse
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- When Tarak nath das was in school, his headmaster saw his writing capabilities and encouraged him to participate in an essay competition on patriotism. His quality of writing was so good that Mr P. Mitter, who was one of the judges, asked him to be recruited to Anushilan samiti.
- He served as a Political science professor at Columbia University. He was also a visiting faculty in many other universities.
- As a young man in 1906, Tarak nath das along with Bagha Jatin participated in ‘Sitaram Festival’ at Mohammadpur, Jessore. They used the opportunity to help in creating a climate of sympathy in Western countries for the Indian freedom struggle.
- In 1905, he had escaped to Japan so that he could get away from persecution by British governement. In Japan, the Meiji government later started cracking down on freedom movements as a result of their agreement with British. Tarak Nath das later left Japan and reached United States (Seattle) in 1907.
- He was also one of the founders of the Indian Independence League.
- He started his journal ‘Free Hindustan’ in English and Gurumukhi. It is claimed to be the ‘first South Asian publication in Canada’.
- Tarak nath das also founded the ‘Swadesh Sevak Home’ which was actually a boarding school for kids of Asian Indian immigrants.
- He was incarcerated due to Hindu German conspiracy. When he was released in 1924, he married his long-time friend Mary Keatinge Morse. His wife was also a founding member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
- Tarak nath das visited Indian after forty-six years in exile in 1952 as a Visiting Professor of Watumull Foundation. He also founded Vivekananda Society, Calcutta.