Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is one of the most fascinating men in Indian history. A man who in the first part of his life wanted Hindu–Muslim unity, yet later became the father of Hindutva. A man who called for complete independence twenty years before the Congress but didn’t participate in the Quit India movement. At our Online Talk #SwatantryaVeer, part of our month-long #MumbaiSwaraj exhibition on Mumbai’s role in the freedom struggle on the occasion of 75 years of independence, author and journalist Vaibhav Purandare provides a riveting and unbiased account of Savarkar’s life.
About the speaker
Vaibhav Purandare works as a senior editor with The Times of India, and is also the author of several books – ‘Savarkar: The True Story of the Father of Hindutva’, ‘Bal Thackeray and the Rise of the Shiv Sena’ and ‘Sachin Tendulkar: A Definitive Biography’. His latest book, ‘Hitler and India: The Untold Story Of His Hatred For The Country And Its People’, has been recently published by Harper Collins.