24th May 2024

An Independent Government in Tamluk, West Bengal


During the Quit India Movement, a parallel government was established in Tamluk, West Bengal, called the Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar, an independent government. The Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar was really active since it set up Police Stations, Military Departments, Courts and even a system for revenue collection. The Government functioned from December 17, 1942 to August 8, 1944. It was dissolved on the explicit directions of Mahatma Gandhi. The chief protagonists were Satish Samanta, Sushil Dhara and Ajoy Mukherjee. The Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar commemorative stamp depicts Ajoy Mukherjee (who became the Chief Minister of West Bengal thrice) a march to observe Quit India Movement on the 29th September, 1942 and the famous martyr, Matangini Hazra who laid down her life during the march.

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