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Alipore Jail

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Location  Alipore, Kolkata
Security class  Maximum
Phone  033 2479 1053
Status  Open
Opened  1910
Capacity  2,000
Address  17 Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027
Similar  Alipore Zoological Gardens, National Library of India, Cellular Jail, Writers' Building, Salt Lake Stadium

Madan mitra in alipore jail

The Alipore Jail or Alipore Central Jail (Bengali: আলিপুর কেন্দ্রীয় সংশোধনাগার) is a prison in Alipore, Kolkata, where political prisoners were kept under British rule, among them Subhas Chandra Bose. It is still in operation. It also houses the Alipore Jail Press.


Cbi officials at alipore jail to interrogate madan mitra

Notable inmates

  • Sri Aurobindo (May 1908-May 1909), imprisoned after the Alipore bomb case. During his stay he wrote a series of articles in Bengali in the journal Suprabhat, later published as Tales of Prison life. He later said, "I have spoken of a year's imprisonment. It would have been more appropriate to speak of a year's living in an ashram or a hermitage. The only result of the wrath of the British Government was that I found God."
  • Subhas Chandra Bose
  • K. Kamaraj (1930)
  • Bidhan Chandra Roy (1930)
  • Charu Mazumdar
  • Promode Ranjan Chaudhury (1927)
  • Dr. Jack Preger, MBE (1981)
  • References

    Alipore Jail Wikipedia