Bengal Volunteers

Bengal Volunteers Corps was an underground revolutionary group against the British rule of India. The group was functional from its inception in 1928 to the Indian independence.

Subhash Chandra Bose along with members of Bengal Volunteers

The beginningEdit

Subhas Chandra Bose organised a group of volunteers during the 1928 Kolkata session of Indian National Congress.[1][2][3][4] The group was named Bengal Volunteers Corps and was under the leadership of Major Satya Gupta. Subhas Chandra Bose himself was the GOC.[5] After the Calcutta session of the Congress was over, the Bengal Volunteers continued its activities, under the guidance of Satya Gupta,[6] and was turned into an active revolutionary association.[7]

Activities and notable membersEdit

Bengal Volunteers decided to launch 'Operation Freedom' in the early 1930s, primarily to protest against the police repression in different jails in Bengal.[8] Notable members Bengal Volunteers include Benoy Basu, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta.


  1. ^ Choudhary, p. 126–28.
  2. ^ Hildebrand 2018, p. 42.
  3. ^ Sengupta 2012, p. 24.
  4. ^ De 1968, pp. 93–110.
  5. ^ Dāsa 1977, p. 71.
  6. ^ "ব্রিটিশ বিরোধী বাঙালি বিপ্লবী বিনয় কৃষ্ণ বসু" (in Bengali). 13 December 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  7. ^ "'ধন্যি ছেলে, দেখিয়ে গেছে আমরাও জবাব দিতে জানি'" (in Bengali). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  8. ^ Agrawal 2008, p. 77.