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Savarkar: A Contested Legacy from A Forgotten Past: Volume 1 & Volume 2

by   Vikram Sampath (Author)  
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As the intellectual fountainhead of the ideology of Hindutva, which is in political ascendancy in India today, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is undoubtedly one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders of the twentieth century. 

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ISBN 10 0670096664
ISBN 13 978-0670096664
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
ASIN SCLFF-002
Publishers Penguin Random House India  
Category Biography/Autobiography   Non-Fiction  
Weight 2.40 g
Dimension 25.00 x 15.00 x 7.00

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From the heady days of revolution and generating international support for the cause of India's freedom as a law student in London, Savarkar found himself arrested, unfairly tried for sedition, transported and incarcerated at the Cellular Jail, in the Andamans, for over a decade, where he underwent unimaginable torture.

Decades after his death, Savarkar continues to uniquely influence India's political scenario. An optimistic advocate of Hindu-Muslim unity in his treatise on the 1857 War of Independence, what was it that transformed him into a proponent of 'Hindutva'? What was it that transformed him in the Cellular Jail to a proponent of 'Hindutva', which viewed Muslims with suspicion?

This two-volume biography series, exploring a vast range of original archival documents from across India and outside it, in English and several Indian languages, historian Vikram Sampath brings to light the life and works of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders of the twentieth century.

Comprehensive, definitive and absolutely unputdownable, this two-volume biography opens a window to previously unknown untold life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.