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Veer Damodar Savarkar

 
Dr Reema Chadda (Author)
Synopsis

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (May 28, 1883-February 26, 1966) was an Indian politician and an Indian Independence Movement activist, who is credited with developing the Hindu nationalist political ideology Hindutva. He is considered to be the central icon of modern Hindu nationalist political parties. Commonly addressed as Veer Savarkar, he is considered to be the central icon of modern Hindu nationalist political parties. His last years were clouded with accusations of involvement in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination. Savarkar's revolutionary activities began when studying in India and England, where he founded student societies and publications, espousing the cause of complete Indian independence by revolutionary means. Savarkar's revolutionary activities began when studying in India and England, where he founded student societies and publications, espousing the cause of complete Indian independence by revolutionary means. This book investigates the figure of Savarkar, the author of the term ‘Hindutva’. What it finds does not add up to a flattering portrait. Savarkar rejected the inclusive, secular concept of ‘territorial nationalism’ and advocated the exclusivist, communal concept of ‘cultural nationalism’. The book will prove an informative and most useful asset for students, scholars and teachers in this field. This book will flash more light on his life and works.  

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Bibliographic information

Title Veer Damodar Savarkar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.07.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386611710
length 292p.