Hindutva: Who is a Hindu? is an pamphlet by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Originally published under the title Essentials Of Hindutva in , it was retitled . Author, the great nationalist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, has dealt superbly with a topic which otherwise would have been inflammatory and presented his. Savarkar in his important work Hindutva: Who is a. Hindu? developed the core of his philosophy on the concept of Hindutva. According to Savarkar Hindutva.

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BJP’s Hindutva Icon VD Savarkar on Muslims, Intercaste Love & Cows

After all, the main resources of our history had been and must ever be our national traditions remem- bered or recorded in our ancient puranas, epics and literature. As time piassed on, the distances of their new colonies increased, and different peoples of other highly developed types began to be incorporated into their savrkar, the different settlements began to lead life politically very much centred savarkae themselves.

But can we, who here are concerned with investigating into facts as they are and not as they should be, recognize these Mohammedans as Hindus?

To those who compare this book to Mein Kampf, they are comparing apples to oranges. A day before his arrest, Savarkar in a public written statement, as reported in The Times of India”, Mumbai dated 7 Februarytermed Gandhi’s assassination a fratricidal crime, endangering India’s existence as a nascent nation. But monotheists or atheists-we are all Hindus and own a common blood. It is not only fatal but futile. He was mourned by large crowds that attended his cremation. Partha Banerjee’s views in “Showing our True Colors: When all restrictions upon him were withdrawn in Hindus of all sects and creeds hnidutva round him under the Pan-Hindu flag.

In the end,any1 who agrees with ‘Aryans’ and Nazism doesnt have my sympathies! People have lost their faith. This led to the Hindu Mahasabha, under Savarkar’s presidency, joining hands with the Muslim League and other parties to form governments, in certain provinces.


Because we had won we hinutva it had been an easy 70 HINDUTVA This one single letter penned with such ease and grace gives a truer expression to the spirit of our history than many a dull volume had done.

Retrieved May 29, As a young man Savarkar was the leader of a band of revolutionaries. Savarkar saw Muslims and Christians as “misfits” in the Indian civilization who could not truly be a part of the nation.

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The love that Radha made to the Divine Cow-herd in Gokul finds its echo wherever a Hindu lover kisses his beloved. Retrieved 10 September Due to this fact, inspite of his being treated and confined apart as a revolutionary prisoner under special restrictions, he found it feasible to get hold now and then of real paper and pencils!

Retrieved 18 February Not only this but dark hints abound in our ancient records to show that at times some foreign Buddhistic powers had actually invaded India hinduutva an express national and religious aim in view.

Prophets and poets, lawyers and law-givers, heroes and historians, have thought, lived, fought and died just to have it spelled thus. The distinction between these two terms would be presently made clear. Nature is constantly trying to overthrow the arti- ficial brrriers you raise between race and race.

They instead describe Hindutva as a form of “revolutionary conservatism” or “ethnic absolutism”. Retrieved from ” https: Time for Stock Taking.

Savarkar having served 28 years in prison was a hero back then, and no matter how much the left wants to vilify this forgotten hero, his legacy wont be curbed.

After the independence of India, Jawaharlal Nehru had put forward a proposal to demolish the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and build a hospital in its place.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

It seems that he accepts any text which is supportive of Vedic Brahmanism as the gospel! The Vidya- dharas, Apsaras, Yakshas, Rakshas, Gandharvas and Kinnarasi5 were not all or altogether inimical to the Aryans as at times they are mentioned as being bene- volent and good-natured folks. A language of Dravidian origin, Brahui, is still existing in modern-day Pakistan!


Nor bad the very fish ceased to feed on each other! Aryans or the cultivators as they essen- tially were, we can well understand the divine love and homage they bore to these seven rivers presided over by the River, ‘the Sindhu’, which to them were but a visible symbol of the common nationality and culture.

One that does his duties is praised on earth and in. By winner I mean 1st govt was created by left wing and they slowly erased history of Veer Savarkar and now some of them even trying stained his name. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasized its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political He was the proponent of liberty as the ultimate ideal.

Savarkar was a poet, writer and playwright. The patriotic authors go in rapture over the greatness and the happiness that marked This long chapter of our history extending over nearly a thousand savaarkar or so. Arent Indian muslims “converted muslims”?

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We are happily blessed with both these important requisites for a strong and united nation. It subscribed to Hindutva ideology, which came to mean in its hands political Hinduism and Hindu militancy.

We are in accord with you since you are out to rehabilitate Hindu religion. Had not linguistic usage stood in our way then s Hinduness ‘ would have certainly been a better word than Hinduism as a near parallel to Hindutva. Crystal clear conception of who a Hindu is, what Hinduism is, and how Hindutva is the over-arching umbrella for the former two. Prisoners were subject to frequent mistreatment and torture. They must acknowledge the cross culture welding during the time of Buddhist and Hinduism.

Large sections of the Hindu public have actually been inquiring every now and then the name of the Smriti and Puran from which this couplet is quoted.