Critique on Golwalkar's "We or our nationhood defined"
18 January 2007
witnessing a concerted attempt by the RSS to establish MS Golwalkar as the
'prophet of resurgent India', 'a saint', 'a new Vivekananda', the best son
of Bahratmata', and the 'biggest gift to Hindu society in the 20th
Century'. This in spite of the fact that Golwalkar, throughout his life,
remained committed to the concept of Hindutva which meant an inherent
faith in Casteism, Racism and Imperialism. He stood for the establishment
of a Hindu rashtra, or nation, where minorities like Muslims and
Christians could exist only as second class citizens.
& Publishing, a Delhi based publishing house, have just published a
book on Golwalkar.
Golwalkar’s “We or our nationhood defined”: A critique with the full text of the book
By Shamsul Islam
200 pages p/b, ISBN 81-7221-030-2;
Publishers: Pharos Media & Publ. Pvt. Ltd.
Rs 120 / Euro 8 / US$ 12
This book attempts to put across actual facts about Golwalkar's life and beliefs in the light of his original writings, publications of the RSS, documents available in its archives and many other RSS documents the writer collected over the last 35 years from different parts of the country, specially the original text of Golwalkar's book We or Our Nationhood Defined
(1939) which is being reproduced in this book. It is the most important text in order to understand the RSS' concept of Hindu state, and has not been available after 1947.
Shamsul Islam teaches Political Science in Satyawati College, University of Delhi. As an author, columnist and street theatre activist he is known for his unrelenting opposition to religious intolerance, dehumanization, imperialism and persecution of women, Dalits and minorities.
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