Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Bina Das

Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Bina Das

Bina Das(1911-1986) was an Indian revolutionary and nationalist from West Bengal.

She was a member of the Chatri Sangha revolutionary society, a semi-revolutionary organization for the women in Kolkata.

After 1928 session of the Congress, Bina joined a circle of revolutionaries whose leader was Bhupal Bose.

In 1932, she marked herself into history by attempting to shoot the Governor of Bengal, Stanley Jackson, in the Convocation Hall of the University of Calcutta, where she was to receive her degree. She was caught and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.

After her early release in 1939, Das joined the Congress party.

In 1942, she participated in the Quit India movement and was imprisoned again till 1945.

Later she became the secretary of the South Kolkata Congress Committee.

Post Independence

She won the Padma Shri award in 1960 for her Social work.

Bina wrote two autobiographical accounts in Bengali: Shrinkhal Jhankar and Pitridhan.