cellular jail is located in the capital city of port Blair in Andaman and
Nicobar Islands. It is commonly known with the name of “kalapani” that was built
by Britishers during the period of 1896 to 1906. The
construction took approximately 8 to 10 years. Britishers built it during their
colonial rule in India. it was built as solitary confinement and the
architecture style is cellular, pronged and hence the name cellular jail. It
was used to exile Indian political subjected to brutal torcher and various
atrocities. It still stands as a reminiscing piece of dark British rule in India.
it has kept some of the most notable freedom fighters including Yogendra Shukla,
Vinayak Damodar and many more. Once you will get to witness the aura that is
around this cellular jail you will be filled with patriotism and reminded of
the freedom struggle.
jail is now owned by Indian government and it is kept as a symbol of the
struggles that we have overcome and the atrocities that our ancestors went
through.it is a symbol that will always remind us of atrocities that were done
on Indians right after the first war of independence in 1857. It was a very
secluded place at the time and Britishers used it to keep all the freedom
fighters that they could get their hands on. Thousands of Indians died or got
killed in this jail due inhuman condition and torcher that they were exposed.
Today that jail stands as a symbol of what we have and what we have to move
forward. Now they capital city is well connected and giving it a visit will
remind you of all the hardships that Indians has come through to get this
freedom that we now have and are proud of.