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V D Savarkar

  • Category
    History & Culture
  • Published
    22nd Oct, 2019

The election manifesto of Maharashtra BJP, released recently said the party will ask the NDA government at the Centre to confer country’s highest civilian award on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

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Context:

The election manifesto of Maharashtra BJP, released recently said the party will ask the NDA government at the Centre to confer country’s highest civilian award on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Background:

  • Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, more commonly known as Veer Savarkar, was one of the most prominent freedom fighters. He was born on May 28 in the year 1883.
  • He championed atheism and rationality and also disapproved orthodox Hindu belief. He even dismissed cow worship as superstitious.
  • He was instrumental in forming the idea of a Hindu nation before the Independence.
  • He was against all foreign things. In 1905, during Dussehra, he set up a bonfire by burning foreign goods and clothes.
  • During his stay in London, he learned about the guerrilla war style along the lines of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny. He wrote about that in his book, The History of the War of Indian Independence, which was banned across the British Empire.
  • He was arrested on charges of plotting an armed revolt against the Morle-Minto Reform of the British Empire in 1909.
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