A disowned father of the nation in India: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the demonic and the seductive in Indian nationalism

  title={A disowned father of the nation in India: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the demonic and the seductive in Indian nationalism},
  author={Ashis Nandy},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={112 - 91}
  • A. Nandy
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Sociology
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Abstract This essay traces the trajectory of Savarkar's life through its many vicissitudes and the internal contradictions, to examine the deeper consistencies in his political beliefs and the deeper sources of his absolute, uncritical faith in the modern-state system and its secular imperatives. 
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