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History as Revenge and Retaliation

Savarkar's account of 1857 has served to legitimise retributive violence in the name of Hindu nationalism. It is based on a conception of how the history of the "Hindu Rashtra" ought to be written, while enunciating a model of politics based on the opposition between "friend" and "foe".

History as Revenge and Retaliation Rereading Savarkar’s

The War of Independence of 1857

Savarkar’s account of 1857 has served to legitimise retributive violence in the name of Hindu nationalism. It is based on a conception of how the history of the “Hindu Rashtra” ought to be written, while enunciating a model of politics based on the opposition between “friend” and “foe”.

JYOTIRMAYA SHARMA

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