Chapter 6. Revolutionary Terrorism in British Bengal

  1. Elleke Boehmer Professor1 and
  2. Stephen Morton Senior Lecturer2
  1. Peter Heehs spiritual leader

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310085.ch6

Terror and the Postcolonial

Terror and the Postcolonial

How to Cite

Heehs, P. (2009) Revolutionary Terrorism in British Bengal, in Terror and the Postcolonial (eds E. Boehmer and S. Morton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310085.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    University of Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191548

Online ISBN: 9781444310085



  • revolutionary terrorism in British Bengal;
  • freedom movement success in British India;
  • pressure exerted by public bodies and Indian National Congress;
  • non-violent resistance campaigns;
  • violent resistance with global political and economic changes;
  • freedom movement and violent resistance to British rule;
  • violent resistance before 1900;
  • start of “Modern” revolutionary terrorism in Bengal;
  • structure of terrorist societies;
  • terrorist movement in Bengal after 1910


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Violent Resistance before 1900

  • The Start of “Modern” Revolutionary Terrorism in Bengal

  • Influences and Ideology

  • Structure of the Terrorist Societies

  • Composition of the Terrorist Societies

  • Activities of the Terrorist Societies

  • A Brief Account of the Terrorist Movement in Bengal after 1910

  • Conclusions

  • References