“What do you know about Bhagat Singh?” Throw this question at the youth today and this is what they have to say- “He was a freedom fighter and a revolutionary. He was hanged for bombing the Assembly where a British police officer also died. They show it in the movies.” That’s it. Sadly, these are the three lines in which Bhagat Singh’s life is sufficed, today, and why not? We are free from the Imperial Rule and the relevance of his ideology mean very little to most of us. This collective amnesia is not surprising to me! In India, Bhagat Singh’s image has been romanticized to make it marketable! We have been sold an image of an “angry young man.” In doing so, there is no scope left for the man’s appreciable intellect.