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Hinduism - Who Was Lala Lajpat Rai?


Lala Lajpat Rai (1865–1928) was a Hindu nationalist, lawyer, reformer, and military leader.

Lajpat Rai was born into a poor Punjabi household and became affluent via his legal career.

He was able to dedicate all of his earnings to public service by the age of 35.

He joined the Arya Samaj while he was still a teenager and helped to create Lahore's Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in 1889.

He was involved in a number of social and educational efforts around the turn of the century.

He later became involved in politics.

He was imprisoned multiple times for vigorously resisting British control.

He refused to preach violence, unlike many of his contemporaries.

His political commitment cost him his life; he died as a result of injuries received during a police beating while leading a rally in Lahore. 


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