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Bhagat Singh (1907–1931) met his death at the hands of British colonial powers. His execution followed a lengthy and high-profile trial. Ninety years on, he is memorialised with statues, t-shirts and car bumper stickers.

In episode three of the Religion & Global Challenges podcast, Marlene Schafers interviews Chris Moffatt, author of India’s revolutionary inheritance: Politics and the Promise of Bhagat Singh (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Why is Singh regarded as a martyr? How did he become a figurehead for conflicting political causes?

Listen to this episode on Captivate FMor using the player below.

Learn more about the Religion and Global Challenges podcast.


Further information and references Episodes 1-3 in the Politics of Martyrdom miniseries.

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