ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How the Ban on the RSS Was Lifted

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh faced its first ban from February 1948 to July 1949 following the assassination of Gandhi. From December 1948 onwards a series of attempts were made by the Sangh's well-wishers and members to get the ban lifted and more importantly, to involve India's first Home Minister Sardar Patel in the process. The meetings and correspondence on this issue between the various actors and the chief of the Sangh, M S Golwalkar is a slice of Indian history that is not very well known.

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