Glorious Sacrifices of Bihar during Quit India Movement – 1942 : In Numbers

We have been listening about the sacrifices made by our elders to gain freedom from the British rule, but rarely do we realize the enormity of the offerings made by them to this nation. Here, we are presenting a district wise empirical data of the sacrifices made by Bihar during the Quit India Movement (or, August Revolution) of 1942. 

During the 1942, Quit India Movement at 122 different places, police fired upon the peaceful unarmed Indian patriots martyring around 2000 people in Bihar alone.

 

District Arrested Martyred  Wounded Community Fines
Patna 4,334 30 121 8,00,000
Munger  927 89 35 1,97,700
Champaran 2,008 22 55 1,03,350
Shahabad (Arrah) 2,255 N.A N.A 50,000
Gaya 1,035 14 N.A 3,53,300
Hazaribagh 13,310 533 669 1,77,200
Bhagalpur 4,000 447 362 2,18,480
Muzaffarpur 100 50 100 3,69,000
Purnea 1,475 46 60 1,28,000
Saran 2,000 517 N.A 1,25,000
Ranchi 394 N.A N.A 6,000
Darbhanga 1,200 38 100 4,88,600
Manbhum N.A 5 16 34,640
Singhbhum 175 N.A N.A 2,164
Santhal Pargana 600 26 N.A 50,000
Palamu N.A N.A 1,286 3,400
Total 33,813 1,817 2,804 3,106,834

 


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Saquib Salim

Saquib Salim is a well known historian under whose supervision various museums (Red Fort, National Library, IFFI, Jallianwala Bagh etc.) were researched. To his credit Mr. Salim has more than 400 published articles on history, politics, culture and literature in English and Hindi. Before pursuing his research and masters in modern Indian History from JNU, he was an electrical engineering student at AMU. Presently, he works as a freelance/ independent history researcher, writer and manages the website heritagetimes.in

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