A brave revolutionary, Bhagat Singh was a strong advocate of violence for the purpose of eradication of the British Raj in India. The youth of India, who were now frustrated with Gandhi’s non-violence agenda, were strongly driven by Singh’s way. The meticulously planned and courageous activities of his Hindustan Socialist Republican party and their cry of Inquilab Zindabad for demanding freedom from the Britishers became a rage during the freedom movement.
Without Fear touches upon the various aspects of Bhagat Singh’s life, including his bravery even during the possibility of death. He was executed at the young age of twenty three after he was held guilty in the Lahore conspiracy case. Bhagat Singh was not merely a brave freedom fighter, but was also a thinker with deep insight. This was proved when, years after his death, his jail writings became public. His thoughts and vision was inspired from the works of Marx, Lenin, Victor Hugo, and the likes. This book throws light on all these aspects.
Without Fear also deals with questions such as the reasons why Sukhdev’s loyalty was suspected, Singh’s inclination towards violence despite condemnation from Gandhi, and the reasons for Hans Raj’s betrayal of Singh. This book throws light not only on Singh’s life but also his ideologies and visions. Without Fear was published by Harpercollins in 2012 and is available in paperback.