DiscoverThroughlineSavarkar's India
Savarkar's India

Savarkar's India

Update: 2019-05-3020
Share

Description

Right-wing Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi has won reelection as India's Prime Minister. As the political philosophy of Hindu nationalism gains ground in India we look back at one of its architects - Vinayak Savarkar.
Comments (9)

Anu Haridas

this is a highly biased episode of npr.. it gives a very distorted picture of what India is now . and what are its values.. the landsliding victory of Modi is not coz India has turned into a hindu nationalist country but because the opposition lacked a strong leader that we could rely on.. Congress had turned into a corrupt and less reliable party.. Modi is not the best.. but better than other options that we had... and just to note that we are no less secular than olden days. In fact with the advent of technology and with the increasing population of millennials , choices are made logically than emotionally...please do make some research into current situation of politics and evaluate if things have changed drastically before drawing your throughline ..

Jun 6th
Reply

Devashish Sharma

While the podcast provides an interesting insight into the rivalry of Gandhi and Savarkar, it fails to get any perspectives from either side which could have presented a much more comprehensive picture. While it mentions that Modi has invoked Savarkar, it completely ignores the fact that Modi has invoked Gandhi far more often than Savarkar. The entire Swacch Bharat (Clean India) campaign started by Modi is centered on Gandhi's teachings, even it's logo carries Gandhi's spectacles as a symbol. The khadi movement started by Gandhi which was in rapid decline in the Congress era has also been revived by Modi and finally the govt has drawn up big plans for Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

Jun 6th
Reply

Sumathi Sridhar

A podcast needs to be unbiased. such little research has been done on this. modi never disrespected gandhi. The Congress u have today is not what Gandhi or bose dreamt of. He is against family dominated politics that's what Congress has come down to. Muslims have voted for Modi. Look at the economic growth, development etc. Very ill researched. where were you when Pakistan did terror attacks on India

Jun 3rd
Reply

Ryan Pena

Sumathi Sridhar you make a good point. it could be that they focused on the Hindu nationalism part because there seems to be a rise of right wing nationalism on a global scale at the moment. but you're right that they could've included more of a nuanced look at the BJP

Jun 5th
Reply

Sumathi Sridhar

Ryan Pena Ryan. it does sound and look so, but the principals and ideals of a party cannot be ignored. this podcast focused just on it being a hindu party, but ignored why Indians now revolt the Congress, n demand a second freedom. look at the growth, economy and development. religion has been an easy trigger that has been used in India for long by everyone n still continue to do so. that's my agony.

Jun 5th
Reply

Srinivas

Amazing episode, however India gained independence on Aug 15th 1947, and not June 15th as stated in the episode.

Jun 2nd
Reply

Alex Mercedes

we'll, you've done it again: lured me into a program on something I didn't know I was interested in. well done! good show.

Jun 1st
Reply

Ryan Pena

Alex Mercedes love this pod. so interesting. seems like you and I have similar tastes in podcasts haha

Jun 4th
Reply
loading
In Channel
Rules Of Engagement

Rules Of Engagement

2019-07-1800:50:07

Four Days In August

Four Days In August

2019-07-1100:38:43

American Anthem

American Anthem

2019-07-0400:28:09

Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall

2019-06-2700:40:28

The X On The Map

The X On The Map

2019-06-2000:40:59

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

2019-06-1300:56:01

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

2019-06-0600:33:26

Savarkar's India

Savarkar's India

2019-05-3000:34:26

A Dream Of Modern China

A Dream Of Modern China

2019-05-2300:46:55

El Libertador

El Libertador

2019-05-1600:56:08

White Nationalism

White Nationalism

2019-05-0900:34:15

Outbreak

Outbreak

2019-05-0200:21:55

Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

2019-04-2500:36:42

War Of The Worlds

War Of The Worlds

2019-04-1800:35:21

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

2019-04-1100:24:04

Opioids In America

Opioids In America

2019-04-0400:44:02

The Phoebus Cartel

The Phoebus Cartel

2019-03-2800:32:59

The Border

The Border

2019-03-2100:14:58

The Moth

The Moth

2019-03-1400:34:23

American Shadows

American Shadows

2019-03-0700:42:08

Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Savarkar's India

Savarkar's India

NPR