On May 8, 1929, a liberation warrior by the name of Rameshchandra Jha was born in the quaint community of Fulwariya, which is located within the Motihari district of Bihar. The Indian government honoured him as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, which translates to “Celebration of the Elixir of Independence.” The Indian government stated that he participated in the fight for independence as a child, faced legal cases for armed robbery, and was actively involved in the Quit India Movement of 1942, which resulted in his imprisonment. In addition, the Indian government stated that he faced legal cases for armed robbery.
The 95th birthday of Rameshchandra Jha, a man whose contributions to India’s freedom movement and literary talents merit acknowledgement, is being celebrated today. Rameshchandra Jha was born on this day in 1923. The fact that his residence sits right adjacent to the building that houses the village council is evidence of both his life and his work. Not only does his antiquated wooden cabinet store his published writings, but it also has letters from notable people such as Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Baba Nagarjun, Trilochan, Shivpujan Sahay, and Benipuri.
Ramesh Babu and his family were heavily engaged in the struggle for independence from the British during the turbulent years of 1942 and 1943. The Jha family stood out amongst other families in the Champaran area due to the fact that every single member, male and female equally, took part in the fight against the colonial government. Lakshminarayan Jha, Ramesh’s father, was apprehended several times for his ardent opposition, and other members of the Jha family, including Rajaji Jha, Nandaji Jha, Upendra Jha, Shubhkala Devi, and Jagidatt Jha, all participated in the struggle for independence.
Even at the early age of 14, when he was given the mission of spying on the British, Rameshchandra Jha shown an extraordinary amount of bravery and commitment to the cause. Under the provisions of the Indian Defence Act, he was taken into custody and held there for the night despite the fact that he was a minor. Because of his advanced years, he was fortunate enough to be released from custody the day after he was arrested.
After the successful completion of the war for independence, Ramesh Babu shifted his focus to Hindi literature and began to write widely over a wide range of genres. His life experience, his passion for his nation, and the impact of Gandhian philosophy were all brought to life in the more than 70 publications he authored, which included reports, columns, articles, and essays. Poetry collections by him include “Muralika,” “Priyamvada” (Khanda Kavya), “Swagatika,” “Megh-Geet,” “Aag-Phool,” and “Bharat Desh Hamara.” He also published historical novels such as “Durg Ka Ghera,” “Mazar Ka Diya,” “Mitti Bol Uthi,” “Rav Hammir,” “Vats-Raj,” ” In addition to this, he made important contributions to the field of children’s literature.
Through his writings such as “Champaran’s Literary Pursuits” and “Ours and Dreams: Champaran’s Literary Journey,” he was instrumental in rediscovering long-lost freedom warriors and literary luminaries from Champaran. As a result, he had a significant impact on the development of the literary history of the state of Bihar.
On this day, we commemorate and honour the legacy of Rameshchandra Jha, an unsung hero of Champaran whose contributions to India’s freedom and literary history continue to inspire us. We remember and honour Rameshchandra Jha because of his contributions to the literary history of Champaran. He was known affectionately in his hometown as “Kavi Ji,” and he was an outstanding stage poet. Harivansh Rai Bachchan had this to say about his poetry: “In his songs, the heart speaks, and art sings.” His poetry were spoken aloud on radio stations all throughout India, including All India Radio Patna, Delhi, and Varanasi.