Author:Ram Prasad Bismil

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Ram Prasad Bismil
An Indian poet, laureate and revolutionary, who was executed in 1927 by the then British Empire.

Ram Prasad Bismil (11 June 1897 - 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in the Mainpuri (1918) and Kakori (1925) conspiracy cases against British Empire. He was also a patriotic poet who wrote with the pen names of Ram, Agyat and Bismil in Urdu and Hindi but became popular with the name 'Bismil'. Ram Prasad Bismil was one of the founder members of the Indian revolutionary organisation Hindustan Republican Association. Bhagat Singh praised him as a great poet-writer of Urdu and Hindi. Several inspiring patriotic poems including the famous poem Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna is popularly attributed to him

Ram Prasad Bismil


He wrote 11 books in the time span of eleven years of his revolutionary life. Some of his notable works are:


  • America Ki Swatantrata Ka Itihas (1916) - a book in Hindi on the history of American independence,



  • Mainpuri ki Pratigya (1918)
  • Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna[2] (1920)
  • Man Ki Lahar[3] (1921)
  • Kranti Gitanjali[4] (1925)

Works translated by Bismil[edit]

  • Bolshevikon Ki Kartoot[5] in 1918 from Bengali language.
  • Yogik Sadhan in 1919 from Bengali language.
  • Catherine or Swadhinta Ki Devi in 1920 fabricated from English language.



Works about Bismil[edit]


  1. Dr. Mehrotra N.C. Swatantrata Andolan Mein Shahjahanpur Ka Yogdan page-109 & 146
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  6. Waraich, Malwinder Jit Singh (2007). Musings from the gallows : autobiography of Ram Prasad Bismil. Unistar Books, Ludhiana. p. 11-98. 
  7. International Symposium On India & World Literature Dr.A.K.Maurya, 1985, New Delhi, Page 81.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1927, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.