Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Kalpana Dutta

Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Kalpana Dutta

Kalpana Dutta was born in 1913.

She joined the Bethune College in 1929 and around the same time she also joined Chatri Sangha.

In September of 1932, she joined the group of almost 65 people which also included Pritilata Waddedar. The group torched the European Club. But Kalpana was arrested one week prior to the attack on the European Club.

While she was imprisoned she came to know about Pritilata Waddedar’s death.

Soon she was released from jail. But in the May of 1933 she was arrested again in the Chittagoan Army Raid and sentenced to life. However she was released in 1939.

In 1940, she joined the Communist Party of India and kept engaging in revolutions against the British Raj.

She married a fellow communist leader Joshi in 1943.

Post Independence

Kalpana migrated to India and retired from active politics.

She passed away in 1995.