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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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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’. Who Is a Hindu? Maruti and Bheemsen, are the never failing source of strength and physical perfection to the Hindu youth; Savitri and Damayanti, the never failing ideals of constancy and chastity of the Hindu maid. By the time they had definitely cut themselves aloof from their cognate and neighbouring people especially the Persians, the Aryans, had spread out to the farthest of the seven rivers, Sapta Sindhus’, and not only had they deve- loped a sense of nationality but had already succeeded in giving it ‘ a local habitation and a name!

The opponents of Hindutva philosophy consider Hindutva ideology as a euphemistic effort to conceal communal beliefs and practices. The Times of India.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Once it happened that a gentleman, well-meaning savarjar patriotic intended to get himself registered in the hndutva records as an Aryan instead of as a Hindu, as. This one word, Hindutva, ran like a vital spinal cord through our whole body politic and made the Nayars of Malabar weep over the sufferings of the Brahmins of Kashmir.

Even the boldest optimist could not have dared to believe under those circumstances that Veer Savarkar could ever be released in his life-time and would be able to read in India in print whatever he had scratched and scribbled on the white-washed walls of his cells.

Most nationalists are organised into political, cultural and social organisations; eavarkar the concept of Hindutva as a political tool. A reply to a Marxist Calumny”.

I bindutva will plant your flag on them. He defined Hindus as being neither Aryan nor Dravidian but as “People who live as children of a common motherland, adoring a common holyland. Now Savarkar launches into his real agenda. He will directly march on the Hindu kingdoms Savai Jaysing wants that Ranaji of Udepur should be installed on the Imperial throne. The very fact that a thing is indicated by a dozen names in a dozen human tongues disarms the suspicion that there is an invariable connection or natural concomitance between sound and hindugva meaning it conveys.


The consciousness that the first great and the most successful attempt to wean man from the brute inherent in him was conceived, launched and carried on from century to century by a galaxy of great teachers, Arhats and Bhikkus who were born in India, who were bred in India and who owned India as the land of their worship, fills us with feelings too hhindutva for words.

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Thus Hindu would be the name that this land and the people that inhabited it bore nindutva time so immemorial that even the Vedic name Sindhu is but a later and secondary form of it. Moreover, they can be easy tools of the influence of foreign ideology like Wahabism, Christan jingoism etc. So, as long as they remain tied to their Abrahamic religion which traces their origin from the Levant, they cannot be accepted as Hindus.

The necessity of political and diplo- matic correspondence savarkqr various states, who knew us as Hindus or Indus, must also have, by making it incumbent on our people to respond to it, revived the use of this epithet first side by side with and then at times even instead of the name Bharatkhand. Three Essays, Second Edition, The story of the civilization of a nation is the story of its thoughts, its actions and its achievements.

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The Vidya- dharas, Apsaras, Yakshas, Rakshas, Gandharvas and Kinnarasi5 were not all or altogether inimical to the Aryans as at times they are mentioned as being bene- volent and good-natured folks. Hindutva Bharati Sahitya Sadan, Delhi Many leftist and western Indologist tried hard to define this term with Hitler ideology or create something religious communism out of it. I 38 HINDUTVA [ Immobile forces are the easy prey of the mobile ones those with no teeth fall a prey to those with deadly fangs; those without savarkaf succumb to those with hands, and the cowards to the brave.


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Due to lack of evidence, Savarkar was savaroar under the Preventive Detention Act [48]: This paper argues that the future of our multicultural, pluri-religious people can only be even bloodier with the preclusions of Savarkar’s Hindutva. However, this caused a state of tension and alarm in the non-Hindi regions.

Dec 06, Nandakishore Varma rated it did not like it. In fact it was but the natural consequence of the great war-cry of the national revivalists ‘Back to the Vedas. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasized its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political He was the proponent of liberty as the ultimate ideal. The fact is that the word Hindu dates its origin not from the Mohammedanized Persian but from the ancient language of Iran, the Zend, and then the Saptasindhu meant Saptasindhu alone- It could not have been applied to us because we were black literally, for the simple reason that the ancient Saptasindhu i.

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This book mentioned hard facts. Attempts have been made to revive and savaroar Hindu science particularly in the fields of indigenous medicine, especially Ayurveda. The words Hindu or Hind are used in Persian but they do not mean black and yet we know that they along with Hindu are originated from the same Sanskrit word Sindhu or Sindh.

The defini- tions they offered were either too wide or too narrow,or suffered from the faults of being negative definitions or merely descriptions. Can it be that philosophical differences alone could have made our nation turn against Buddhism? Editorial – edit epw. The wounds are healed but the scars persist and seem to be incorporated with our form.

Hindutva embraces all the departments of thought and activity of the whole Being of our Hindu race.