Extracts from AG Noorani's Savarkar and Hindutva

THE MYTH AND THE MAN

The recent re-emergence of Savarkar's name as part of the BJP's effort to glorify him
Savarkar and Gandhi
Savarkar's involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate Gandhi and a comparison between the men and their methods
Embracing Hindutva
The BJP has become increasingly bold in its admiration of Savarkar and its dethroning of Gandhi as the Father of the Nation
Savarkar's political career
Savarkar's early political career and some of his ideas
A tale of two murders
Details of the two murders [before Gandhi's] that Savarkar was suspected of being involved in
The Two-nation Theory
Savarkar is the original proponent of the two-nation theory, first propounding it in 1923
The Gandhi Murder
The extent of Savarkar's involvement in Gandhi's murder
 

HINDUTVA VS HINDUISM

The difference between Hindutva as a political ideology and Hinduism as a philosophy
Swarajya and Hindutva
That India is for Hindus and the origins of this idea
The Origins of the Term
Definition of the term as distinct from Hinduism
Fatherland and Holyland
The two conditions of Hindutva and their elaboration
The Hindutva Judgement
Justice JS Verma defines HINDUTVA as a way of life and lets off former Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and ManoharJoshi for violating Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which penalizes appeals to the voter 'on the ground of religion'.
On to Golwalkar
What he said on Hindutva and the BJP's election manifesto


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