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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At its touch arose an organic order where a chaos of castes and creeds ruled. University of Pennsylvania Press. So the leaders of thought and action grew sick of repeating the mumbos and jumbos of universal brotherhood and bitterly complained: An absolute must read for all Hindus.

How spontaneously it hits on the right derivation of the epi- thets Hindu and Hindusthan and how completely our ancestors down to the last generation loved and reve- renced and identified themselves with these epithets is so eloquently illustrated in this letter as to render it superfluous to cite any more. While in prison, Savarkar wrote the work describing Hindutvaespousing what it means to be a Hindu, and Hindu pride, in which he defined as all the people descended of Hindu culture as being part of Hindutva, including Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs.

But it was very naturally or almost inevitably found that no unity or uniformity could be traced which was comprehen- sive enough to encompass the beliefs, the dogmas, the doctrines, symbolical or scriptural owned by the crores and crores of people who constituted the great Hindu community.

Describing how Shahabuddin taken prisoner by the Hindus, was let go by the noble Prithviraj on condition that he would not again attack the ‘Hindus’. In the end,any1 who agrees with ‘Aryans’ and Nazism doesnt have my sympathies! Lord, hurl thy mighty thunder- bolt to destroy our enemies — the Dasas.


The Past in Contemporary Global Politics. They withdrew the movement despite the fact that these reforms for partial reforms.

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Assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Hjndutva. Communist, pseudo secular and separatist hate this book, they will give 1 ratings. Uniform civil code of India. There was no official mourning by the then Congress party government of Maharashtra or at the centre [61] [note 1]. The Buddhists as individuals had nothing to fear from India, the land of toleration, but they should give up all dreams of endangering the national life of India and her indepen- dence: Get instant access to the complete EPW archives Subscribe now.

Why did they submit voluntarily to the national insult only in the case of the other epithets Hindusthan and Hindu?

Would it be reasonable to doubt, say the following verse? Here is my message to young hindus: After reading this book,I smell Nazism and I hate that smell! Retrieved 10 September You want to safeguard your hindutvq, way of life and religion from conversion hungry missionaries and rabid islamic terrorists?

In the last week of AugustMr. He was finally released on 6 January under stringent restrictions — he was not to leave Ratnagiri District and was to refrain from political activities for the next five years.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Let come what may: Hinduism gindutva only a derivative, a fraction, a part of Hindutva. Press Trust of India.

Savarkar in London, June June But the problem is for some of those people who converted to foreign belief, their holy land outside India have temptation to place allegiance hidnutva their holy-land over and above their father land is possible, it is precisely for this reason we have today Pakistan and Bangladesh which is created out of India.


Did they coin all those names from their own tongue? The Arya Samaj also sent around civil resisters. The indifference to Savarkar continued long after his death [note 2]. Bhave, of Bhave P Ltd. Savarkar ideas of Unified identity under the Hindutva says “Everyone who is born in India, should acknowledge the facts of roots of India itself. We must lay aside our internal differences such as punishment of Raghoji and others.

Retrieved 15 September It is interesting to see how the predic- tions made in this book have, without a single excep- tion, come true. The concept of Hindutva is Savarkar’s own and corres- ponds exactly to the definition of a nation in modern political theory.

It was truly our national day: He also criticized his appeasement of Muslims at the time of Khilafat Movement. Voice of India,2 Vols. Moreover everything that is common in us with our enemies, weakens our power of opposing them. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Nanda, MeeraThe God Market. Hindusthan meaning the land of Hindus, the first essential of Hindutva must necessarily be this geographical one. Savarkar’s pamphlet forms part of the canon of works published during British rule that later influenced post-independence contemporary nationalism.

The story of the civilization of a nation is the story of its thoughts, its actions and its achievements.