INFORMATION ON SAVARKAR
GATHERED BY THE BRITISH SECRET POLICE1906-1909KEPT IN INDIA OFFICE RECORDSA note for the readers.
Whatever we may think of the British Raj, we have to admire their record keeping. India Office Library, London keeps files by their secret police on Savarkar and others. These were explored by Late Mukund Sonapatki over a long period from 1968 to 1980. He had to make notes in pencil. As computers became more easily available, VS Godbole, London typed all his notes for posterity. ..
Whatever we may think of the British Raj, we have to admire their record keeping. India Office Library, London keeps files by their secret police on Savarkar and others. These were explored by Late Mukund Sonapatki over a long period from 1968 to 1980. He had to make notes in pencil. As computers became more easily available, VS Godbole, London typed all his notes for posterity. The work is by no means finished. If some one has time they can go to India Office Library (now at 3rd floor, British Library, ..
BANDE MATARAM In the name of God,
In the name of Bharat Mata,
In the name of all the Martyrs that have shed their blood for Bharat Mata,
By the Love, innate in all men and women, that I bear to the land of my birth,
wherein the sacred ashes of my forefathers, and which is the cradle of my
By the tears of Hindi Mothers for their children whom the Foreigner has enslaved, imprisoned, tortured, and killed,..
Savarkar played a significant role in putting forth the case for India’s independence on the international scene. He fearlessly went to the enemy camp and carried out his revolutionary activities in the heart of the British Empire. Barrister Sardarsingh Rana (born 12 April 1870, in Katharia in Saurashtra) had announced three traveling fellowships of Rs. 2000 each. These fellowships were named after Maharana Pratap, Chhatrapati Shivaji and Akbar. Savarkar received the Shivaji fellowship on the recommendatio..
Introduction:David Garnett (09 March 1892-17 Feb 1981) was an English novelist, journalist, war reporter and editor, whose path crossed that of Savarkar in London in the year 1909. He was profoundly impressed by Savarkar’s magnetic personality. He even made an unsuccessful attempt to rescue Savarkar from the Brixton Jail. This, from an Englishman, can only be called an act of treason against Britain, his homeland! In the first volume of his autobiography, The Golden Echo, Harcourt, Brace and Company, ..
Most historians, British as well as Indian, have described and dismissed the rising of 1857 as a ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ or at best ‘The Indian Mutiny’. Indian revolution is on the other hand, and national minded leaders thinkers have regarded it as a planned and organised political and military rising aimed at destroying the British power in India...
This is a dedication to the Martyrs of 1857 which was written by Savarkar on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Indian War of Independence 1857. It was then published under the title 'Oh Martyrs' and circulated on the 10 May 1908 at the time of the Golden Jubilee ceremony which was celebrated in England on a grand scale...
While in the Cellular Jail, Andamans, Savarkar was allowed to write only one letter a year to his family members. As these letters were censored by the Jail authorities they are written in English. They are all addressed to his younger brother Narayanrao. ..
Waman Sakharam Khare
Shyamji Krishnavarma (1857-1930)
Madanlal Dhingra (1883-1909)
Ganesh Srikrishna Khaparde (1854-1938)
Hoti Lal Varma
VVS Aiyar (1881-1925)
Dr. Joachim De Sequeira Coutinho
Guy Alfred Aldred
Waman Sakharam Khare
Born about 1865 in Nasik. B. A., L.L.B. Owned a little land and had a good practice as a pleader worth about Rs. 500 a month. Khare was educated at the Nasik High School and Elphinstone College, Bombay (B. A., 1890). Became L.L.B. in 1893 and ..
Questions And Answers
This section deals with various aspects of Savarkar’s life, thought, actions and relevance in a question and answer format. Questions are raised regarding Savarkar and his place in Indian history. Some of these questions stem from genuine curiosity and willingness to understand. Some questions take the form of accusations born out of outright ignorance or sheer malice. This section aims to address some of these questions...