Modi & Savarkar: Ideological turns

Print edition : March 31, 2017

V.D. Savarkar. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to V.D. Savarkar on his birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi on May 28, 2014. Photo: PTI/Kamal Singh

V.D. Savarkar’s politics was a fight against history. Plagued by a minority complex, he was committed to Hindu, not Indian, nationalism, and the creation of a majoritarian polity through democratic processes. Narendra Modi shares that outlook.

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