Essay

Betrayal of Indian nationalism

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A group photograph at the working committee meeting of the Hindu Mahasabha in New Delhi. V.D. Savarkar (fourth from left, front row), who presided over the meeting, is flanked by B.S. Moonje and Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

August 11, 1942: Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru at a meeting in Bombay, days after the Quit India movement was launched. The RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha stayed away from the movement. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

An image of people out in the streets during the Quit India movement. Photo: COURTESY: GANDHI SMRITI

Maulana Hasrat Mohani, who moved a resolution for complete independence at the 1921 Congress session. The resolution was defeated.

Muslims opposed the British rulers. The Sangh Parivar collaborated with them. Who is “anti-national”?
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