Conflict Resolution: The RSS Way

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This book focusses on how RSS performed, thought, prevented and held on to its own amid heavy odds and hostility in three major theatres of conflict in modern Indian history, specifically, post-independence.

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ISBN 13 978-1942426868
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 498
Edition 2021
Authors Ratan Sharda   Yashwant Pathak  
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Non-Fiction   Political Parties   Politics   Indian History   Religion   Motivational   Featured Books  
Weight 450.00 g
Dimension 15.00 x 23.00 x 3.00

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In nearly a century of its existence, the RSS has been an object of unwarranted criticism from several quarters for reasons that cannot be called cogent or well-founded. Also, there has been a mystique about it among the common people—whether it is a pillar of Hindu unity, a socio-cultural organisation working on nation building, a well-oiled organisation giving way to the largest party in any democracy and much more. It has faced bans from its detractors, and criticism—often from the people it is supposed to be working for.

 

This book, through the study of resolutions of the RSS, has filled the gap in the RSS history; indeed, in the history of contemporary India. It focusses on how RSS performed, thought, prevented and held on to its own amid heavy odds and hostility in three major theatres of conflict in the modern Indian history, specifically, post-independence. These are: Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Northeastern Region. The work was part of a PhD thesis on the subject.

 

“The authors have masterfully illuminated the stand that the Sangh has taken on important issues of national security and integrity, which are central to its beliefs, in the wake of the insurgency in states such as Kashmir, Punjab and the Northeast. A must-read scholarly intervention,” - Vikram Sampath, Author, Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past (1883-1924)

 

 

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Great insights on RSS' nationalism

The best part about the book is that it gives factual insights on RSS' far-sighted hard work on the ground in the high conflict zones of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam or the entire North-east region. The book methodically exposes the anti-India forces. It arouses awe to read how scores of RSS cadre left the comforts of their homes, toiled in bleak circumstances and risked their lives for the future and integrity of India. It was interesting to read that 15,028 names of God appear in the Sikh Adi Granth, out of which Hari occurs 8,000 times, Rama 2,533 times, and Wahe Guru 16 times. This and many other examples showcase the synthesis of Sikhism with the Hindu religion. All in all a very good read for everyone who want to know about the recent history of India!
Review by - gaurang Damani, January 05, 2022
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