By Sanjeev Kelkar
Misplaced Years of the RSS is a old research of the occasions that experience formed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its eighty five years of life. Written from an insider s point of view, this in-depth paintings seriously analyzes the most important turning issues within the historical past of RSS from the perspective of either a follower and an opponent, whereas digging deep into its socio-political historical past. starting with the political ethnography of the RSS, the booklet charts the association s progress through the years from the Partition, the 1st ban, the Golwalkar and Deoras classes, the demolition of Babri Masjid, to the current, while the unique rules of the Sangh were forgotten, resulting in the present decadence in the association. the writer concludes with feedback for the way ahead for the RSS, in which the teachings realized from the earlier may be placed to exploit and the unique values could be reinstated. on the center of the e-book is the writer s implicit wish to contradict the present media representations of the Sangh and painting the RSS as what it was once really intended to be.
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People who thought that Muslim appeasement comes at the cost of loss of honour of Hindus or trampling upon their sentiments were shouted against and made to feel guilty as if a crime was being committed. 5â•› Anyone who said anything good related to the word ‘Hindu’ were brow-beaten. They were asked to forget the killings, loot, plunder and the abduction of Hindu women or the desecration of the Hindu places of faith and honour. Those who disagreed with this kind of falsification were not allowed to hold an opinion.
The Hindu gods have common origins though diverse forms and names, and the religious practices differ but the philosophical moorings do not. To draw a cohesive picture of this country’s common history, one can consider the testimony of the historical accounts. Why should the Ramayana have a Kambh and a Tulsidas version? We can draw up a long list of such things, but it would be tedious 25 Lost Years of the RSS for readers. Enough material is available for anyone who wishes to verify that the nation is at least culturally united.
The idea of a Hindu Rashtra is false and historically invalid. There is little similarity among the so-called Hindu communities of different denominations. They are not one commonality. 2. There never existed a political state that can be identified with the Hindu Rashtra. It was a mere matter of hundreds of kingly principalities which fought among themselves. The RSS typically counters the first criticism by saying that, superficial differences notwithstanding, the traditions in the Hindu Rashtra are common.