Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicSavarkar

Topic: Savarkar

Savarkar’s Hindutva wants obedience. But obedience has never helped economy

The pandemic has not made Hindutva a more caring and sharing kind of ideology. But it has exposed its saturated ideas of mastery as control.

Farm laws repeal wasn’t about UP, Punjab elections. The answer lies in what Savarkar wrote

The symbolism is obvious. PM Modi's farm laws repeal came on Gurpurab, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was at a gurdwara.

Who is Savarkar? And should we discuss him? 14-state survey throws up stunning results

Awareness about Savarkar is very low in the heartland states and predictably very high in Maharashtra and Goa.

No Gandhi means no Savarkar. Mercy plea debate just a way to instal him as New India’s father

The historian as judge-referee looking to ‘settle’ the question of Gandhi allegedly urging Savarkar to file mercy petitions is doomed to fail, and not due to lack of evidence.

Savarkar praise by Rajnath not one-off, BJP ready to ‘correct distorted freedom struggle history’

BJP has asked its state units to identify local leaders who participated in the freedom struggle but have not been acknowledged by the mainstream.

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

Godse was ‘yearning’ for Savarkar’s support in Gandhi murder trial court. But it never came

In ' Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966' historian-author Vikram Sampath explores both sides of the debate about Savarkar's role in Gandhi's assassination.

Gwalior to Godse — Was Sardar Patel soft on Savarkar in Gandhi murder case, and if so, why

My mother was part of the prosecution team in the Gandhi murder trial. She pointed out several loopholes that were allowed to remain so.

Sibal on his friend Jaitley, Bibek Debroy on his legacy & Manu Joseph on Savarkar

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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