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Pir Muhammad Munis

Champaran, Bihar

January 25, 2022 to January 25, 2025

Pir Muhammad Munis Pir Muhammad Munis (1882 - 1949), a Hindi journalist from Champaran, wrote for Pratap and many other Hindi newspapers. It was his pen, which attracted the attention of Mahatma Gandhi towards the plight of the Indigo farmers of Champaran. Munis, along with Raj Kumar Shukla, persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to launch the Champaran satyagraha. The British considered him a threat to their Mighty empire.

“Pir Muhammed Munis is actually a dangerous and hoodlum journalist who through his questionable literature, brought in light the sufferings of a backward place like Champaran in Bihar.” -A British Police Document

Source: Azadi Ke Deewane Museum, Red Fort, ASI, Ministry of Culture