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Although Savarkar lived a comparatively comfortable life in Paris, he fell victim to the perennial taunts of his detractors by flaunting his foreign travel. Moreover, he deliberately presented himself as a spokesperson for the Hindu cause, and thereby delighted his detractors. They saw this as a deliberate attempt to gain the votes of the poor Hindus. They also saw him as a traitor who had sold out his country to the foreigner.
As we all know, Savarkar’s foreign travel was in vain. The First World War and the revolutions it unleashed aborted his plans for a Hindu India. He returned to India and participated in the Salt March of 1930 as the vice president of the Hindustan National Congress and went on to become the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association’s first president. During this period he began to develop a more militant outlook. He flaunted his reactionary views and became a prophet of violent revolution. Moreover, he and many like him were beginning to see Gandhi as a non-starter. Gandhi had failed to secure freedom for India by negotiation.
Savarkar is apart of the Hindu nationalist political tradition as represented by a host of paramahamsas past and present. He is no less a paramahamsa of leftist persuasion as well. He has been called many things in his lifetime, including Dange, Bharatvahin,Bharatiya Svamin, a few of which were used as epithets after his death. In a sense, the Savarkar of today was the Savarkar of long ago, a charismatic personality with a relatively brief stint in Maharashtra, a state that did not have to wait long to come to its senses and betray its ideological attachments to the far right for which he stood.
This is my take on our ideological lineage. It is not in the nature of these things to be about the definition of a leader, but the debate on Savarkars ideology has become an article of national pride, because we are a society too obsessed with our identity. It is therefore apt to discuss this ideological lineage of a man who still divides the political landscape today. This is what I have attempted to do.
The whole controversy broke into the mainstream when the TV anchor on a show on NDTV, went live on air, commenting that “Savarkar’s spirit – one of dissent – and you have to be free to dissent if you are a Hindu. Hinduism permits dissent, which is not required in any other religion.”
The anchor also said there was a point at which even the great emperor, Akbar would have been killed and even Savarkar was very reluctant about killing people as Gandhi had done. He claimed that as a Hindu Savarkar would have understood that killing someone was not right. Thus, Sardesai acted as if he was exposing Savarkar’s take on the issue.
In the event that Rajdeep Sardesai apologises for talking about Savarkar, it is clear that this will only harm the cause of Hindutva and its relation to Hindu society. He cannot escape criticism even if he is the only one who thinks this way about Savarkar. This is something that we would have to reflect on and deeply consider, if the BJP chooses to expel him from the party.
Savarkar, after all, has become the namesake of the organisation to which the BJP government stands as also the party’s principal focus on the social and economic front. Savarkar has become a mascot for many in the BJP as also the RSS.
Yet, even when the entire government is in uniform, Savarkar is the exception. The silence is complete and Sardesai’s comments reflect that. This is yet another proof of the BJP’s utter failure to understand the rights of all students in a university.
Vinayak Savarkar graduated BA LLB, King’s College, London, 1906. A few years in London, from 1906 to 1913, where he fought for the Indian freedom movement. He founded the Kathiawadi Sabha and launched its newspaper Kathiawadi, an Indo-British weekly edited from London. A few of his close associates were considered to be P. V. Kane (the editor of Arya Bharat), Madhavrao Mohite, Babu S. Rustomjee, Narayan Apte, and Shyamji Krishnavarma. After the publication of Kathiawadi, Savarkar and his followers left London for Paris and later returned in 1916, and continued his activities as the leader of the Indian nationalist movement.