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Historian| biographer of Savarkar|Director @arth_live |Fellow @royalhistsoc | Founder Archive of Indian Music| Aspen Fellow| @EF_Fellows| ex-NMML Senior Fellow|
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Oct 18, 2021
Some alleged journalist I'm told was casting malicious aspersions on aspects related to The Life of Barrister Savarkar's authorship that I quote in my book. After Savarkar's release from Ratnagiri in 1937 Bombay Pradesh Congress Committee & Barrister Jamnadas Mehta sought msgs(1) From several leaders of the time to felicitate Savarkar in a public gathering. These messages were compiled by them & published in Marathi newspaper Lokmanya of 27 June 1937. Following are msgs AS IS in Lokmanya
श्री विनायकराव सावरकर ह्यांचे सुस्वागत आणि सन्मान असो (Nehru)(2)
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Oct 15, 2021
Before last few vestiges of already boggled mind also evaporate, following 5 page order of Honourable Supreme Court dtd 28 March 2018, on #7 they upheld Savarkar's innocence in Gandhi's murder. If one wants to do contempt of court, please go ahead!

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Oct 14, 2021
In this discussion yday with @sardesairajdeep on @IndiaToday @irfhabib claimed that with 40 yrs work on Bhagat Singh he didn't find a single line of support from Savarkar for him. I wasn't given time to produce a counter, so here it is abt the bonhomie of the two men(1) In an article "Vishwa Prem" published twice in Matwala of 15 & 22 nov 1926 Bhagat Singh spoke of Savarkar's tender heart despite being a revolutionary. "World-lover is the hero whom we do not hesitate a little to call a fierce insurgent, staunch anarchist- the same heroic (2)
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Oct 13, 2021
Conscious of the fact that a batallion of "professional" historians & some crazy trolls have begun discrediting me, my work & whatever I said at @IndiaToday conclave with Dr @ShashiTharoor & @sardesairajdeep . Selective screenshots of NCERT books (usual ploy!) to prove falsehood+ Have been used. If such fakery & sleight of hand can be done on social media pity their students who suffer this on a daily basis!
Given below are links of entire books of NCERT :
Class 6: ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?f…
Class 7: ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?g…
Class 8: ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?h…
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Jun 11, 2020
Since quoting 1930-1940 texts seems to be the flavour of the times, Dr BR Ambedkar in "Pakistan or the Partition of India" 1940

"The brotherhood of Islam is not the universal brotherhood of man. It is brotherhood of Muslims for Muslims only" (1/n). "There is a fraternity, but its benefit is confined to those within that corporation. For those who are outside the corporation, there is nothing but contempt and enmity." (2/n)
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May 28, 2019
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of #VeerSavarkar posting some of my articles on him in recent past in wake of intense calumny he faces all the time! The much-misunderstood, maligned leader of our times! @narendramodi

theprint.in/opinion/read-t… His views on social reforms, caste system, untouchability, cow protection etc were way ahead of their times n resisted strongly by the orthdox. An aspect of #VeerSavarkar we r seldom told abt! @narendramodi

theprint.in/opinion/savark…
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May 15, 2019
Thank you Yogendra ji and i am glad there is civil discourse. I obviously can't put things in 140 character twitter-war format. But will b addressing all these issues in depth in my book based on years of research. Meanwhile u could read his Hindu Rashtra darshan and also (1/n) The views of Sir Cripps who met Savarkar too and had remarked that one of the most clear n tough stands on freedom were taken by this man n i was flummoxed by his lawyer-like arguments (not exact words, but sum n substance). (2/n)
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Oct 20, 2018
My dear Manu. Interesting "conversations" on ur TL appeared on mine n as a dear friend thought of sharing views wt a disclaimer of being neither an expert on Kerala history or Hindu theology or specifically #sabarimala. Open to b corrected (1/n) 1. I reckon u might hv mixed social evils such as dalit non-entry into temples n fundamental theology based on the sthalapuranam of #Sabarimala. Bhutanata upakhyanam doesn't forbid the former but states latter "will" of Deity to maintain naisthika or indefinite brahmacharya(2/n)
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