Riđanin R.R.M. Djura Jaksic and the Uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Đura Jakšić (1832–1878) expressed, through his poetic and prose works, as well as his paintings, his support for the Serbian insurgents in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The united Serbian youth in Novi Sad collected aid for the insurgents, and Serbia provided support in taking care of the wounded and refugees. The arts were directed to the propaganda in the fight for the liberation from the Turks and uniting of the Serbian people. The rebellions of the Serbian people were suppressed in blood with the help of England, and instead of liberation came new slavery and even crueler authorities of Austria-Hungary in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In spite of all disappointments, Đura Jakšić remained a patriot and fighter for freedom, both as an artist and as a man.
Bosnia & Herzegovina uprising, Đura Jakšić, poet, painter, resistance, uniting of the Serbs, the great powers