Karjee was a popular freedom fighter, independence activist and patriot who enthusiastically participated in the Indian freedom Movement. Yamuna Karjee was highly inspired with the leadership of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati who started the peasant movement and kisan movement. Yamuna maintained a close relationship with other Indian revolutionaries and leaders who vigorously participated in peasant movement. He was a dedicated patriot who took part in various independence activities of India. He was sentenced to imprisonment several times for his active participation in independence activities. His main aim was to fight against British rule in India. Yamuna was also a popular Hindi journalist.
Personal life of Yamuna Karjee
Karjee was born in the year 1898 in the small village of Deopar near pusa, Bihar. His father Anu Karjee was a farmer who died when Yamuna Karjee was merely 6 months old. Karjee was drawn towards the cause of Indian freedom struggle from his early school days. He obtained his graduation in law from Presidency College, Calcutta. Karjee met with a number of freedom fighters and popular leader of the Indian National congress in Calcutta such as Shri. Krishna Sinha, Dr. Bidhan Chandra roy, Rahul Sankrityan and others.
Political career of Yamuna
After completing his education, he got the offer of numerous government jobs. But karjee rejected all the offers which came from government. Yamuna Karjee became a notable Hindi Journalist. He joined the editorial division of Bharat Mitra. Bharat Mitra was a Hindi weekly which were published in Calcutta. From 1920-1921, Karjee aggressively participated in Non cooperation movement which was held under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was active participant of civil disobedience movement and Salt Satyagrah. As a result of these two independence activities, karjee was imprisoned for one year from 1929-1930. Karjee was took part as one of the competitor in the first election of Bihar and Orissa Assemble which was held in the year 1937. He won the election as one of the candidates of Indian National Congress party. He went out from Indian National congress due to his busy engagement with several political activities. Along with Rahul Sankatriyan and other notable political leaders, Karjee started publishing weekly Hindi journal with the title Hunkar in the year 1940. Later on Hunkar became the ambassador of kisan Movement. He was also the president of Kisan Sabha and very soon elected as president of journalist association.
Karjee’s contribution to abolish Zamindari system
Karjee was a follower and contributor for abolishing Zamindari system which was held under the leadership of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati was a great inspiration of every Indian citizen. Karjee was highly admired with the leadership of Sahajanand. Yamuna karjee rendered his service for the freedom struggle even after coming out from Indian National Congress.
Karjee was the great inspiration each and every Indian citizen even today. Karjee died in October 1953 due to cancer at the age of 55. After his death the peasant movement was lost and went out of control in Bihar. A college in Muzaffarpur, Bihar was named as Yamuna Karjee. His name also appears in Bipan Chandra’s masterpiece India’s struggle for freedom.