Distorting history

Print edition : August 18, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah releasing a publication at the inauguration of 29th Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan, dedicated to Savarkar's life and works, in Mumbai in April. Photo: PTI

Wardha, September 1939: Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru ahead of a Congress Working Committee meeting. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

In Rajasthan, Savarkar is the new hero of history textbooks that give short shrift to Gandhi and Nehru and the movements they led during the country’s struggle for freedom.
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