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Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee


Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee (1895 – 1969) was an Indian revolutionary and freedom fighter. He was a member of the Anushilan Samiti and Rajya Sabha. In 1924 he was also one of the founder members of the HRA – Hindustan Republican Association, which later became the HSRA – Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. Several times he was arrested for his revolutionary activities. In Search Of Freedom (as biography) and Indian Revolutionaries in Conference, were the two books he wrote. He was enthusiastic about participating in the Non Cooperation Movement but joined the nationalist’s revolutionary group after the movement’s early withdrawal disillusioned him.

In 1926 he was arrested in the Kakori conspiracy case for which he received rigorous imprisonment for life. He joined the Congress Socialist party in 1937 but after leaving it in 1940 he formed the new Revolutionary Socialist Party. During the Quit India Movement he was arrested again in 1942. He was General Secretary of the part for the period 1940 to 1953. From 1949 to 1953 he was Vice President of the United Trades Union Congress and United Socialist Organization in 1949. In 1956, he returned to the Congress after independence to become a Rajya Sabha member and continued to remain as member till he died in 1969.