Hello Readers! Welcome to Humornation. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar popularly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar in Marathi is an Independence activist and politician who is popularly known for formulating the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. During the time of the Muslim League, he joined the Hindu Mahasabha and popularized the term Hindutva to create a Hindu identity for our country. Along with all of this, there are multiple unknown facts about him which you definitely need to know.
Here are some unknown facts about the activist and politician Veer Savarkar:
1. The title “Veer” is not accepted by many due to the following reason:
In a letter dated November 14, 1913, Savarkar said: “if the government in their manifold beneficence and mercy release me, I for one cannot but be the staunchest advocate of constitutional progress and loyalty to the English government which is the foremost condition of that progress” which means that he was ready to surrender and provide the information required by the British. It is said that he pleaded mercy to the British.
2. It is believed that he supported Nazism in Germany and Fascism in Italy:
In August of the year 1938, he spoke in front of a crowd of 20000 people in Pune and the following were his words: “Germany has every right to resort to Nazism and Italy to Fascism and events have justified that those isms and forms of governments were imperative and beneficial to them under the conditions that obtained there”. But later he also justified that the Hindu Sanghatanists in no way would support them or will be a part of this crisis (Hindus that aren’t represented by Congress or Nehru).
3. It was Savarkar who wanted a separate nation for the Muslims:
Sixteen years before the formation of the Muslim League (whose strong advocacy is for the establishment of a separate Muslim-majority nation-state, Pakistan, which successfully led to the partition of India in 1947 by the British Empire) Veer Savarkar wanted a separate nation just for the Muslims. It is said that he was also in a coalition with the Muslim League when Pakistan Resolution was passed which proves that he was a strong part of a supporter of this ideology.
4. After the Muslim League, he also was behind the Hindu Rashtra formation strategy:
Veer Savarkar met K.B. Hedgewar who was a disillusioned Congressman, who, inspired by his ideology of Hindutva, intended to discuss with him a strategy for creating a Hindu Rashtra. After a few months of this meeting, in September 1925, Hedgewar founded the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), a community organization that, like Savarkar, remained subservient to the British. All this definitely proves the connection of Savarkar with Muslim state and Hindu Rashtra formation.