Savarkar

Savarkar  (English, Hardcover, Sampath Vikram)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9780670090303, 0670090301
    • Pages: 624
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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. Accounts of his eventful and stormy life have oscillated from eulogizing hagiographies to disparaging demonization. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between and has unfortunately never been brought to light. Savarkar and his ideology stood as one of the strongest and most virulent opponents of Gandhi, his pacifist philosophy and the Indian National Congress. An alleged atheist and a staunch rationalist who opposed orthodox Hindu beliefs, encouraged inter-caste marriage and dining, and dismissed cow worship as mere superstition, Savarkar was, arguably, the most vocal political voice for the Hindu community through the entire course of India's freedom struggle. 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. From being an optimistic advocate of Hindu-Muslim unity in his treatise on the 1857 War of Independence, what was it that transformed him in the Cellular Jail to a proponent of 'Hindutva', which viewed Muslims with suspicion? Drawing from a vast range of original archival documents across India and abroad, this biography in two parts-the first focusing on the years leading up to his incarceration and eventual release from the Kalapani-puts Savarkar, his life and philosophy in a new perspective and looks at the man with all his achievements and failings.
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    • Bangalore-based historian Vikram Sampath is the author of seven acclaimed books, including Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars; My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician; Voice of the Veena: S Balachander:A Biography; Women of the Records and Indian Classical Music and the Gramophone: 1900-1930. His latest books, published by Penguin Random House India, are the two-volume biography Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past and Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966. Both the volumes have gone on to become national best sellers. In 2021, Vikram was elected as fellow to the prestigious Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi's first Yuva Puraskar in English literature and the ARSC International Award for excellence in historical research in New York for his book on Gauhar Jaan. The book has also been adapted to theatre as a play Gauhar by Lillette Dubey and is being adapted to a Bollywood film by Ashutosh Gowariker. Vikram was among the four writers and artists to be selected as a writer-in-residence at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2015. Vikram has a doctorate in history and music from the University of Queensland, Australia, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. He is also an Aspen Global Leadership Fellow and an Eisenhower Global Fellow 2021. An engineer/mathematician from BITS-Pilani and with an MBA degree in finance from S. P. Jain, Mumbai, Vikram is also a trained Carnatic vocalist. He has established the Archive of Indian Music, India's first digital sound archive for vintage recordings. He is the founder-director of the Bangalore Literature Festival and curates the ZEE Group's ARTH-A Culture Fest.
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    • 156 mm
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    Great product

    Perhaps its the first detailed and comprehensive book ever written on Veer Savarkar. The writer is successful in keeping the reader interested throughout as if the life of Veer Savarkar is running on screen as a movie. Those who have never read on this topic or want to understand the false narrative set by some people/groups must read this book.
    I enjoy freedom today because of the likes of Veer Savarkar and not because of Gandhi/Nehru. Salute to our revolutionaries 🇮🇳
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    One of the must reads to know the ideology that drives modern Indian politics. This book covers the early revolutionary years of Savarkar and it so so well written. The book questions the construction of the image of Savarkar by leftist historians which is based on propagandas. A must read if you follow Indian politics and more precisely Hindutva
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    Savarkar remained a "Pleasant Addiction"

    Missing from the monochromatic rendition of the freedom struggle in school history textbooks for long, Savarkar remained a pleasant addiction’ in the author’s curious mind. The British called him ‘a dangerous, seditious force’ but the Nehruvian-era historiography labeled him a cowardly traitor. The author found in the much-maligned historian’s enigma, ‘a poet’s heart and a revolutionary’s brain” and a bundle of delightful contradictions. Savarkar even left a message for his future biograp...
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    Simply awesome

    Great for those who are above the mentality of Left aur Right wing, This is a story a man who was true patriot, Smart Lawyer and a true Hindu. Rightly given respect “Veer Savarkar”.
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    Great product

    Very famous and amazing book . It is a true history about veer Savarkar and his work .many peoples don't khow about Savarkar . firstly they read this book .
    It is authentic biography of Savarkar.
    Thanks author Vikram Sampath🙏🙏
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    Excellent

    Just now recvd this book. The delivery was so wonderful. M totally impressed with the packaging. Neatly bubble wrapped and very well packed. ThnkU so much…very much lukng frwrd to buy more books frm here❤️👍🏻
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    Best in the market!

    amazing book by an amazing writer on amzing personality and one of the greatest indian revolutionary of all times eagerly waiting for 2 part
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    Best in the market!

    Brilliantly written ! Fabulous book just can't get over it. Savarkar - The finest revolutionary and father of Hindu Nationalism.
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    Super!

    best book I ever read...savarkar is the person to whom I consider the ideologically more correct than the MK Gandhi and rest leftist minded historians...a must read for every one just as a aspiration...book is full of knowledge and well written.
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    Best in the market!

    Good , valuable & easy to cultivate the knowledge of the great personality revolutionary Savarkar ji. Thank you Penguin & Flipkart.
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    Q:Is it a hardcopy??
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    Q:Is this a hard cover or paper back?
    A:Paper back!
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    Q:is this from om book centre Hard cover ?
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    Q:Is there a Hindi Edition also?
    A:Yes, hindi edition also available.
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    Q:Is part 2 available in Hindi?
    A:Not yet. But it will avaliable shortly.
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    Q:How is the language of the book...easy to read?
    A:yes it's moderate and interesting
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    Q:Is it part 1 or part 2?? The image is showing part 2 but reviews are showing part 1. Which part is it??
    A:Savarkar Ek Vivadit Virasat 1924-1966 Vikram Sampath
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    Q:Is it part 01 or both part 1 &2
    A:yes, it's part 01 of both book
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