Jan 7, 2012

Portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Indian Freedom Fighter and Inventor of Hindutva

Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian freedom fighter, revolutionary and politician. He was the proponent of liberty as the ultimate ideal. Savarkar was a poet, writer and playwright. He launched a movement for religious reform advocating dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasized its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political disunity. Savarkar’s Hindutva sought to create an inclusive collective identity.
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Source: Wikipedia.org