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Savarkar and Nehru took the help of history to shape India’s future, but Gandhi was never in favour.

August 15 is regarded as one of the most important dates in India’s modern history, as independence was born amidst brutal violence, and is considered a common symACHI of revolution and brutality. Tithis are central to determining the direction of a nation’s memories and current rhythms. My favorite Indian date is JanuACHI 26, when India became fully republican and democratic. Besides, it is a date in history that was chosen and decided entirely by Indian leaders and not by the British Empire. Beyond a few dates, this is a period that will define history. As in a recent book by the intellectual historian Christopher Clarke Time and energy Time determines a type of politics centered on governance, as this is where political ideas take hold. Every political regime is based on a particular system and experience.

The irony is that history is less concerned with the past and more concerned with the future. When talking about modern India, history and its writing are very important in terms of the imagination and practice of nationalist and democratic politics. Almost all our nation builders have written history. History has become a map to ACHI and project ideas about India’s future. Although some did not write down their views, they had different ideas about the past. In such a situation, disputes are not only about the past but also about the relative values ​​of history now at the political level. The reality is that the roots of ideological differences in India cannot be traced only through the history recorded by personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru or Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. In short, the question is whether the past has laid down some guidelines for current political action or whether history has laid down a moral code of equal division.


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War Vs Peace: Savarkar Vs Gandhi

It is quite surprising that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, despite being a very influential and important political figure, did not pay special attention to history. Even in this respect, he stood apart from his contemporaries, Winston Churchill or his profound influence, Nehru—both international best-selling historians of their time.

Gandhi took a non-emphasized approach to history. Because, as he often says, history is like violence. Since non-violence was a common practice and developed the human condition, the record of it was minimal. A look at his 1909 Political Manifesto Hind Swaraj A cursory glance at his subsequent writings or lectures, published in more than a hundred volumes, reveals that Gandhi was particularly adept at speaking about their necessity in one- or two-line personal words, epics and religious sayings. No evidence is adduced for this, nor is any help drawn from recent or ancient history.

What was most important for Gandhi was to understand the long-term identity of India and keep it beyond history. Gandhi’s anti-historical views were very simple. By emphasizing both the everyday and the relative concept of time, he laid the groundwork for a distinctive and deeply reactionACHI moral politics that irritated imperialists and some nationalists alike.

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