Bina Das


Indian socialist and militant anti-imperialist who was involved with one of the Indian nationalist groups which believed in revolutionary terrorism. A Bengali, in 1932 she shot the british governor of Bengal five times but somehow he survived and she spent the next 7 years in prison. After her time in prison, she continued her involvement in the nationalist movement until India's 'independence.' She continued to believe that a lot more needs to be done to make India truly independent. An independent socialist and a very strong woman,  she was committed to the cause of a truly free and independent India without classes or poverty. She wrote Bina Das, a Memoir [129 pages] documenting her early years, her connection with the revolutionary movement and her work in the underground. Her political opinions expressed in this book are very interesting to read, even if one doesn't always agree with them.