Some Savarkar Thoughts

Some excerpts from a declassified letter conveying a long conversation of American consulate, dated 9 Feb1944 with Savarkar on various issues. Full letter can be downloaded from this link. sangraha.net/s80/NBImages/1…
“He clearly indicated that whatever political form the Indian nation may assume in the post-war world, it would be strongly permeated throughout with the Hindu religion and culture”.
“In attempting to bring about Muslim-Hindu unity under its auspices, (congress) conceded too much to the Muslims and yielded too much on the part of the Hindus. Mr Savarkar pointed out how ludicrous it was that Gandhi had allied himself with the Khilafat movement.”
“The Hindu Mahasabha does not consider itself a communal organization.. and does not believe in such orthodox precepts as “untouchability”. There are more orthodox Hindus in the Congress fold than in the Mahasabha.”
“The aim of the Mahasabha is to preserve the integrity of India & its Hindu character with due regard for the rights of all its minorities including Muslims whose right to cultural autonomy & political representation in proportion to their numerical strength is fully recognized.”
“India must first have freedom and then she will have an opportunity to consider what international arrangements she wishes for her own welfare”.
“Although the Mahasabha has come out officially for the release of Congress leaders now imprisoned, it is Savarkar’s opinion that if and when they are released, “they may all sign up for Pakistan”.” (and they did not disappoint.)
“Of the four great powers, Great Britain, Japan, Russia and the US, an independent india would prefer to have the closest possible ties with the US, particularly in the commercial field.” “If he had his way, he would send 10,000 young Indians to the US for technical training.”
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Savarkar and France

On 12 July 1910, Nehru wrote a letter to his dad lamenting Indians being in the same institution as him in England. On 8 July 1910, just four days earlier, Savarkar made a daring escape attempt at Marseilles, by jumping from the porthole of a ship transferring him to India.

On 5 August 1910, Nehru writes a letter to his dad describing his pleasant excursions on a cruise to Norway. On 4 August 1910, the French press writes strongly in support of Savarkar’s right to asylum and demands his return to France in what becomes a major international row.

In 1910, the same year when Nehru wrote this letter pretending to be a white man in England, Savarkar was arrested in London for supplying weapons for armed revolution in India.

On 12 July 1910, Nehru wrote a letter to his dad lamenting Indians being in the same institution as him in England.

On 8 July 1910, just four days earlier, Savarkar made a daring escape attempt at Marseilles, by jumping from the porthole of a ship transferring him to India.

On 5 August 1910, Nehru writes a letter to his dad describing his pleasant excursions on a cruise to Norway.

On 4 August 1910, the French press writes strongly in support of Savarkar’s right to asylum and demands his return to France in what becomes a major international row.

In 1905, Jawaharlal Nehru joins the ultra elite Harrow for getting a proper Macaulayan education.

In 1905, Savarkar organises the first ever public bonfire of British clothes as a form of economic boycott. Gandhi criticises the bonfire as hateful and violent!

 

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On Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and what is missing from our textbooks

On Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and what is missing from our textbooks
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“It was a fanatical wing of the Hindu Mahasabha DIRECTLY under SAVARKAR that [hatched] the conspiracy and saw it through.” – Sardar Patel.

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Savarkar was acquitted because the approver’s statement, that Savarkar blessed Godse & Apte with “Yashasvi houn ya” couldn’t be corroborated

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Court never called as witnesses Savarkar’s bodyguard & secretary who would have contradicted Savarkar’s testimony.

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In 1964, new evidence emerged in the form of Ketkar’s (Tarun Bharat Ed) admission that he knew of the conspiracy to murder Gandhi in 1947.

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From the JL Kapur Commission Report, 1969, on the CONSPIRACY TO MURDER MAHATMA GANDHI.

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Conclusions of the JL Kapur Commission, 1969, on the CONSPIRACY TO MURDER MAHATMA GANDHI.

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Two years after Commission to look afresh into the assassination of Gandhi was set up, Savarkar undertook fast unto death and died, in 1966.

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Savarkar in Rajasthan schoolbooks. No mention of mercy pleas; of what Patel thought of him; of 1969 Kapur Commission. AIRBRUSHING complete.