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Amar Kutir is a Society for Rural Development. It is mainly a Handicraft manufacturing and selling organization. History of the Amar Kutir

Amar Kutir was founded by Susen Mukhopadhya in the early 1926, which was closed down by British Government for political activities in 1932. During this period, Amar Kutir was raided by the British rulers and Mukherjee was put behind bars till 1937, the activities of Amar Kutir came to a halt. During his years in prison Mukherjee met several revolutionary leaders, notably Moni Ganguly and Panna Lal Dasgupta. From 1938 when the British government relaxed its rules and started releasing many of the revolutionaries from prison, they started living and working in Amar Kutir. They were instrumental in organizing night classes and spreading political ideas amongst the rural masses. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, many of the revolutionaries left Amar Kutir and were directly involved in organizing peasant movement in the villages. Many of them were active during the Quit India movement in 1942.

Amar Kutir was also founded with the intention of providing a refuge - a commune - for political prisoners released from jail. The activities pursued here included block printing of “saris”, handloom weaving and leather work. Gradually, this commune became the nerve centre of the peasant’s movement for freedom and equality in the district of Birbhum. In 1938 the British Government declared Amar Kutir as illegal organization because of Mukhopadhyay’s socialistic ideals and was arrested and incarcerated.

It was an age when organized revolutionary groups were making their presence felt in the national freedom movement. In Prison, Mukhoapdhyay came in contact with different political activists. Notable among them were Moni Ganguly, who had served time in the Andamans, and Pannalal Das Gupta prisoner under trial in the Mechhuabazar Bomb Case. After they were released from prison both Ganguly and Das Gupta came to Amar Kutir, as did many of their comrades at Amar Kutir and engaged in freedom movement and constructive social activities. Their concerted efforts led to the formation of the Ruppur Samya Sadan’ and many night schools. Their initiative resulted in the definite shaping of the Peasants’ Movement in Birbhum, when Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose visited Amar Kutir, (8th December, 1938) he was greatly impressed by the activities of this organization and he voiced his approval of the organization’s ideals and the sense of dedication and unity among its members.

It was an age when organized revolutionary groups were making their presence felt in the national freedom movement. In Prison, Mukhoapdhyay came in contact with different political activists. Notable among them were Moni Ganguly, who had served time in the Andamans, and Pannalal Das Gupta prisoner under trial in the Mechhuabazar Bomb Case. After they were released from prison both Ganguly and Das Gupta came to Amar Kutir, as did many of their comrades at Amar Kutir and engaged in freedom movement and constructive social activities. Their concerted efforts led to the formation of the Ruppur Samya Sadan’ and many night schools. Their initiative resulted in the definite shaping of the Peasants’ Movement in Birbhum, when Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose visited Amar Kutir, (8th December, 1938) he was greatly impressed by the activities of this organization and he voiced his approval of the organization’s ideals and the sense of dedication and unity among its members.

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