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  1. Keshav Gangadhar Tilak was born on 23 July 1856 in an Marathi Hindu Chitpavan Brahmin family in Ratnagiri, the headquarters of the Ratnagiri district of present-day Maharashtra (then Bombay Presidency ). [1] His ancestral village was Chikhali. His father, Gangadhar Tilak was a school teacher and a Sanskrit scholar who died when Tilak was sixteen.

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  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, (born July 23, 1856, Ratnagiri, India—died Aug. 1, 1920, Bombay), Indian scholar and nationalist. Born to a middle-class Brahman family, Tilak taught mathematics and in 1884 founded the Deccan Education Society to help educate the masses.

  3. Date of Birth: 23 July 1856. Place of Birth: Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Parents: GangadharTilak (father) and Parvatibai (mother) Spouse: Tapibai renamed Satyabhamabai. Children: Ramabai Vaidya, Parvatibai Kelkar, Vishwanath Balwant Tilak, Rambhau Balwant Tilak, Shridhar Balwant Tilak, and Ramabai Sane. Education: Deccan College, Government Law College.

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    In 1880, Tilak founded two daily newspapers, the Marathi Kesari (Lion), and The Mahratta, published in English. Within two years, Kesariwas attracting more readers than any other language newspaper in India. The editorials vividly portrayed the suffering of the people, and reported on actual events, calling on every Indian to fight for his rights. ...

    Tilak, who had started his political life as a Maratha Protagonist, evolved into a nationalist during the later part of his life, after associating himself closely with Bengal nationalists following the partition of Bengal. When asked in Kolkatawhether he envisioned a Maratha type of government for Free India, Tilak replied that the Maratha-dominat...

    Tilak’s writings on Indian culture, history, and Hinduism spread a sense of heritage and pride amongst Indians for India's ancient civilization and glory as a nation. He was the first leader in Congress to suggest that Hindi, written in the devanagari script, should be accepted as the sole national language of India, a policy that was later strongl...

    Bakshi, S. R. Bal Gangadhar Tilak struggle for Swaraj. New Delhi: Anmol Publications, 1990. ISBN 8170412625
    Brown, Robert L. Ganesh: Studies of an Asian God. Albany, NY: State University of New York, 1991. ISBN 978-0791406571
    Grover, Verinder, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Political Thinkers of Modern India. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1990. ISBN 8171002463
    Jog, Narayan Gopal. Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1962.