An undated photo, stamped on the back "Walabdas & Co., Swadeshi Stores, Hyderabad"

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

"Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak" (1856-1920) a print made from a photo

Source: ebay, Jan. 2007

"Lokamanya" (trusted by the people) Bal Gangadhar Tilak, from The Graphic, September 11, 1897

(downloaded Dec. 1999)

Text that accompanied the original image:

"The Hon. Bal Gangathur Tilak, the editor of the Poona native journal, the Kesari, is one of the native journalists who have been prosecuted by the Indian Government for publishing seditious articles in the Press. When Mr. Tilak was brought up at the police court, the utmost interest was taken in the case by all sections of the population, but especially by the Hindoos.

Mr. Tilak and his printer, Keshar Mahdeo Bal, were, after a long hearing, committed for trial. Application was made in the High Court for release on bail. The case was heard by the Hon. Budrudin Tybyee, a Mahomedan, who granted the application. The decision was received by the crowd outside the court with loud cheers, and then Mr. Tilak, as he drove away, met with an enthsiastic welcome."

Tilak's trial for sedition, in the Bombay High Court, 1897; from the Illustrated London News

Source: ebay, Oct. 2008

Tilak is honored by Krishna/Vishnu and a tiger (bazaar art, 1910's); *a large portrait*

Source: ebay, Jan. 2008

"Arrest of leaders in the Tilak procession, Bombay" (bazaar art, 1940's)

Source: ebay, Apr. 2006

"Swaraj is my birthright"-- an "Independence" stamp honors Tilak

(downloaded Apr. 2006)

Tilak was instrumental in popularizing the Ganapati festival that became a flashpoint for communal disturbances in Bombay; a press photo, 1964

Source: ebay, July 2008

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