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Chetram Jatav (19 July 1827 — 26 May 1857) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Indian Rebellion of 1857.[1][2]

Chetram Jatav
Chetram Raidass

19 July 1827
Died26 May 1857 (Aged 30)
Cause of deathTied to tree and Gun Shot
Other namesCheta Ram
OrganizationNames of the Indian Rebellion of 1857
Known forLed initial actions against the British East India Company and Soldiers Killing without weapons
MovementIndian Rebellion of 1857
Criminal statusExecuted
Criminal penaltyDeath
VictimsBritish Soldiers

He and his compatriot Ballu Mehtar were executed by being tied to a tree and then shot at.[3]

Early life

Chetram Jatav was born on 19 July 1827 in Soro village of Etah district, Uttar Pradesh into a Chamar family.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

In popular culture

The land behind Samta Mulak Chowk in Lucknow was named by the BSP government as Shaheed Chetram Jatav Park.[8][7]


  1. ^ Dinkar, D.C. (14 April 2007). Swatantrata Sangram Mei Achhuton Ka Yogdan (in Hindi) (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th ed.). Delhi, India.: Gautam Book Center. p. 48. ISBN 8187733721. Chetram Jatav and his revolution in 1857
  2. ^ a b Singh, Satnam (2013). Swatantrata Sanram Mei Achhut Jatiyon Ka Yogdan (in Hindi) (1st, 2nd ed.). Dehli, India.: Samyak Prakashan. p. 58. ISBN 9789391503079. Chetram Lake
  3. ^ a b Tiwari, Badri Narayan (2006). Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity and Politics. SAGE. p. 99. ISBN 9780761935377.
  4. ^ "Dalits took part in 1857 revolt: Study". Rediff. PTI. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  5. ^ Bates, Crispin, ed. (2013). "Identity and Narratives". Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857. SAGE Publications India. p. 22. ISBN 978-8-13211-864-0.
  6. ^ Hunt, Sarah Beth (2014). Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation. Routledge. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-31755-952-8.
  7. ^ a b Tiwari, Badri Narayan (2007). "Identity and Narratives: Dalits and memories of 1857" (PDF). University of Edinburgh: Mutiny at the Margins Conference. pp. 13, 27, 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ Tiwari, Badri Narayan (2014). Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits. Penguin UK. p. 113. ISBN 978-9-35118-670-0.

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