Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicVinayak Damodar Savarkar

Topic: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

How an atheist laid the foundation of contemporary Hindu nationalism

Savarkar’s treatise was the foundation for the 2014 BJP manifesto, which set the party’s agenda to mend the ‘discarded vision’ of a Hindu nation.

Savarkar wouldn’t have found a place in today’s politics: Historian Vikram Sampath

Speaking at 'Off The Cuff', historian and author Vikram Sampath says Savarkar had differences of opinion with the RSS and its second Sanghsarchalak, MS Golwalkar.

How Karl Marx’s grandson fought for Savarkar against British in International Court of Justice

Karl Marx's grandson Jean-Laurent-Frederick Longuet defended Savarkar in International Court of Justice in a case related to the latter's escape to France from British captivity.

How Ajit Pawar garlanding Savarkar portrait has got Maharashtra political circles abuzz

While Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar garlanded V.D. Savarkar’s portrait at Mantralaya Thursday, ally Congress is protesting in Karnataka over 'Savarkar flyover'.

Drought-free Maharashtra, 1 crore jobs & Bharat Ratna for Savarkar in BJP’s poll manifesto

To combat drought, BJP plans to divert 167 TMC of water from west-flowing rivers to drought-hit parts of Marathwada and North Maharashtra.

On Godse’s birthday, it’s time to remember his ideology is still dangerous and threatening

BJP’s Pragya Thakur called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, then retracted under pressure. But it wasn’t the first attempt to legitimise him.

Veer Savarkar: The man credited with creating Hindutva didn’t want it restricted to Hindus

In this excerpt from his book 'Why I Am A Hindu', Congress MP Shashi Tharoor explains Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's vision of Hindutva and how it was closely linked with nationalism. 

On Camera

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

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Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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