RETHINKING KNOWLEDGE WITH ACTION: V. D. SAVARKAR, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, AND HISTORIES OF WARFARE*

@article{Chaturvedi2010RETHINKINGKW,
  title={RETHINKING KNOWLEDGE WITH ACTION: V. D. SAVARKAR, THE BHAGAVAD GITA, AND HISTORIES OF WARFARE*},
  author={Vinayak Chaturvedi},
  journal={Modern Intellectual History},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={417 - 435}
}
This essay examines the significance of the Bhagavad Gita for V. D. Savarkar's interpretations of religion, nationalism, and the idea of Hindu India. As one of the intellectual founders of Hindu nationalism, Savarkar has emerged as the most controversial Indian political thinker of the last century, gaining notoriety for his program to ‘Hinduize Politics and Militarize Hindudom’, for his anti-Muslim and anti-Christian politics, and for his advocacy of violence in everyday life. By bringing… Expand