Hindutva: Who is a Hindu? is an pamphlet by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Originally published under the title Essentials Of Hindutva in , it was retitled . The concept of Hindutva is Savarkar’s own and corres- ponds exactly to the definition of a nation in modern political theory. The Hindus are tied together by. Oh Hindu! Wherever you are and perhaps alone you may be, without waiting for others, pledge that you shall touch millions and millions of your untouchable.

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In fact they have desecrated our religion. Indeed I felt mightily happy. Under Savarkar’s leadership Hindus had their revenge. But that’s a different debate. We must join together all the Hindus including Bundele and such others and we must present a more than brilliant front. But it is when the author veers off into areas of conjecture that the whole thing becomes seriously eccentric.

Dhingra’s action provoked controversy across Britain and India, evoking enthusiastic admiration as well hindutvw condemnation.

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Ambedkar’s Golden Jubilee Committee on January 15,he wrote. At last she was rudely awakened on the day when Mohammad of Gazni crossed the Indus, the frontier line of Sindhusthan and invaded her.

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. India’s Secularism in Comparative Constitutional Context. They were willing to concede the Muslim. But if that foreign invader happened to be favourably inclined towards Buddhism, then he was sure to find some secret sympathisers among the Indian Buddhists all over India, even as Hondutva Spain could always find some important section in England to sympathise with their efforts to restore a Catholic dynasty in England.


Thus, at the outset itself, he establishes Hindutva as tied inseparably to the land. hjndutva

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Retrieved 28 September Encyclopaedia of eminent thinkers. For all practical purposes, the ideology of Hindutva had triumphed.

Because history is always written by winner. It was disheartening in the extreme to find the Rajputs — the ancient shieLd of Hindutva — shedding their blood and the blood of their co-religionists and brother Hindus that the Mohammedans might win! Our frontier provinces which bordered the course of Indus still clung to their ancient name Sindhu Rashtra.

He was released in under restrictions after signing a plea for clemency in which he renounced revolutionary activities. Nadirshah does not intend to go back. Savariar “Hinduness”a term popularised by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar init is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India.

Unless it is made clear what is meant by the latter the first remains unintelligible and vague. Prior to his death, Savarkar had asked his relatives to perform only his funeral and do away with the rituals of the 10th and 13th day of the Hindu faith.


He would not undertake hinduhva a small order. Some of us are monists, some, pantheists ; some theists and some atheists. His followers bestowed upon him honours and financial awards when he was alive.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

The fact is, it is neither. Now you know, why sabarkar in Europe is pro-muslim and anti-native Europeans. Sexual attraction has proved more powerful than the comm- ands of all the prophets put together. Atrocities against minorities increased in frequency and ultimately peaked in the mindless carnage of Gujarat in Long before Mohmmad was born, nay, long before the Arabians were heard of as a people, this ancient nation was known to ourselves as well as to the foreign world by the proud epithet Sindhu or Hindu and Arabians could not have invented this term, any more than they could have invented the Indus itself.

View all 3 comments. Savarkar was a man of superior intellectual prowess; the reasonings with which he advanced in this book seem solid. The arrest of V. Civilization is the expre- ssion of the mind of man.