British translation of letters written by Savarkar to his elder brother Babarao and British translation of poems written by poet Govind Darekar used in Babarao’s case to implicate him and sentence him to Transportation for Life. In December 1908, to get an arrest warrant for Savarkar, the British Government forced an identification from Babarao that Savarkar was the author of these letters. Click here for translations [402KB]
Glasgow-based anarchist Guy Aldred was a supporter of India's independence and was the first Englishman to be imprisoned for this cause. After the British slammed the doors of the Cellular Jail on Savarkar on 04 July 1911, Guy Aldred, who then edited a periodical The Herald of Revolt campaigned for Savarkar's release. He devoted the October 1912 issue of this periodical to Savarkar. His stirring and factual appeal caused much consternation in the British ruling class. Click here to read the October 1912 special issue of The Herald of Revolt.[3.74MB]
Article in Le Petit Provencal on Savarkar's escape, On 17 July, 1910, the French newspaper Le Petit Provencal published an article on Savarkar's epic escape at Marseilles. Written by Gabriel Bellin, the article describes the course of events on that fateful day. The original newspaper cutting was pasted by MPT Acharya (Savarkar's revolutionary associate) in his personal diary. The English translation of the original French article has been done by Anurupa Cinar (Copyright: Anurupa Cinar). Click here for the original French article and its English translation.
Veer Savarkar left his mortal coil on 26 Dec 1966 in the highest Yogic tradition by way of prayopaveshan (giving up food and water unto death). He did this with a sense of deep contentment at having fulfilled his worldly duties. In an article published in the Marathi monthly, Sahyadri (Dec 1964), Savarkar had spelt out the difference between suicide and self-sacrifice. The English rendering of Savarkar's article is now available as a pdf here. To see the original Marathi article (courtesy: Milind Sabnis) click here .