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Pitfalls of Positivist Scholarship

Pitfalls of Positivist Scholarship

There is near-consensus in the academia that facts and facts alone are sovereign in research,and theories are suspect.This does not prevent reputed scholars to author huge times on ‘the end of ideology’,’the clash of civilizations’,’the mind of Islam’, ‘the fading of the American dream’,and so on.Nevertheless the insistence is reiterated ad nauseam. It is especially when someone writes something that[Read More…]

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Savarkar as a diehard Casteist: Evidence from Hindutva archives

Savarkar as a diehard Casteist: Evidence from Hindutva archives

The Savarkar rehabilitation project is taking newer forms. The latest attempt [‘How Savarkar fought for a casteless society’, The Indian Express, 28-02-2022] by the Savarkarites is to claim that “He had imagined a nation free of malevolent social evils such as caste cruelty, Untouchability, and injustice towards women. He advocated a casteless society based on notions of social justice coupled[Read More…]

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Savarkar’s Original Petitions To The British Begging Forgiveness (1913, 1914, 1920) [Source: National Archives of India]

Savarkar’s Original Petitions To The British Begging Forgiveness (1913, 1914, 1920) [Source: National Archives of India]

First time these are being made available in original form. The credit to gather all these goes to Mr. Amit Indurkar and his friends who are intensely involved in unearthing anti-national and anti-humanity documents of Savarkar.  (22 February 2022) Mercy Petition-Savarkar 14-11-1913 (2 pages) Mercy Petition-Savarkar-1914 (3 pages) MERCY PETITION-SAVARKAR-30-03-1920 (total pages 4) Compiled by Shamsul Islam

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New Light On Savarkar?

New Light On Savarkar?

Recently during a book-launch RSS supremo Mohan Bagavat is reported to have regretted that Savarkar has been the victim of an historical conspiracy of sorts.He warned that next,Swami Vivekananda may come in for similar villification.Apparently both are in the same league in his opinion.’Guruji’ Golwalkar had also written in his WE OR OUR NATIONHOOD DEFINED about the exceptional logical clarity[Read More…]

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Romi Mahajan interviews Vinayak Chaturvedi on the Subject of Savarkar

Romi Mahajan interviews Vinayak Chaturvedi on the Subject of Savarkar

Given the events of August 5th in Ayodhya, how do we conceive Savarkar as a progenitor of this invidious movement? The answer to your question is not an easy one, given the complexities of Savarkar’s ideas and the interpretation of those ideas over one century by a number of thinkers.  However, in thinking specifically about Rama, Ayodhya, and the Babri[Read More…]

by 07/09/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Karnataka Government Decides To Honour Savarkar – A Collaborator Of The British Rulers And Muslim League

Karnataka Government Decides To Honour Savarkar – A Collaborator Of The British Rulers And Muslim League

The Karnataka government led by a senior RSS whole-timer, B.S. Yediyurappa is going to honour Hindutva icon, VD Savarkar by naming two of the newly built major flyovers in Bangalore and Mangalore after him. There was a huge uproar against this decision of the RSS-BJP government as many pro-Kannada organisations with opposition parties and liberal-secular organizations questioned the logic to[Read More…]

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Savarkar, Two Nation Theory and Hindutva

Savarkar, Two Nation Theory and Hindutva

This 28th May 2020, Savarkar was in the news yet again. While the opposition parties in Karnatka opposed the naming of Yelahanka flyover in the name of Savarkar, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi while paying tribute to him said that Savarkar inspired many to join freedom struggle. The opposition to Just close to an year before, the Maharashtra BJP, while[Read More…]

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