Remembering Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Powerful Quotes by Freedom Fighter
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
Who was Bal Gangadhar Tilak?
Also known as the father of nationalism, he was an Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and independence activist.
On Freedom and Colonialism
'Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it! which means 'Freedom is my birthright. I must haveit.'
'If God is put up with untouchability, I will not call him God'
On Intelligent Choices
'Life is all about a card game. Selecting the right card is not in our hand. But playing well with the cards in hand determines our success'
On Living Righteous Life
'Religion and practical life are not different. To take Sanyas is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, and work together instead of working only for your own.'
On Superstitions and conventions
'If we trace the history of any nation backwards into the past, we come at last to a period of myths and traditions which eventually fade away into impenetrable darkness.'
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