HISTORY OF LOCAL HEROES IN NAGAPATTINAM DISTRICT – WITH A SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR ROLE IN THE INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY
Author’s Name : D Ramesh | Dr A Sahadevan
Volume 02 Issue 01 ISSN No: 2349-7289 Page no: 12-14
Abstract – The 19th and 20th Centuries are the Centuries of Nationalism, which witnesses tremendous Socio-Economic and Political changes throughout the world. The several factors and forces such as geographical features, cultural traditions, and historical developments, the impact of the British rule and western influences, the Socio-religious reform movements were responsible for the rise of Indian Nationalism. On the eve of the First world war, Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945) started his political career. Till the end of the Second worldwar, he actively participated in the freedom struggle and led the Indian National Army (INA). The district of Nagapattinam lies on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Tranquebar and Porayar are the two important historical places in this district. Tranquebar and Porayare are the twin villages. Freedom fighters of these two important historical places played a vital role in the Freedom Movement of India. The total number of freedom fighters in Tamil Nadu is 16,269. Out of which, 4,263 belong to INA. Among this 4,263 INA freedom fighters, 25 are in Tranquebar and Porayar area. Their service and the history must be brought to the future generation.
Keywords –Local Heros; Indian Army; Nagapattinam