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  • Hardcover
  • 440 pages
  • Awakening Bharat Mata
  • Swapan Dasgupta
  • English
  • 12 May 2018
  • 0670091693

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Awakening Bharat MataA necessary reading for every right leaning Indian citizen This book should also be read by people who associate intellectualism exclusively with the Left, while shunning the Right to be conservative, ineffectual and narrow minded.The book is a wholesome combination of author s POV followed by a series of historical essays speeches by Vivekananda, Savarkar, Patel, Vajpayee etc.I really liked the chapters on Shivaji where his prowess efforts to establish the Hindu Maratha Samrajya has been d A necessary reading for every right leaning Indian citizen This book should also be read by people who associate intellectualism exclusively with the Left, while shunning the Right to be conservative, ineffectual and narrow minded.The book is a wholesome combination of author s POV followed by a series of historical essays speeches by Vivekananda, Savarkar, Patel, Vajpayee etc.I really liked the chapters on Shivaji where his prowess efforts to establish the Hindu Maratha Samrajya has been described The last essay where S Gurumurthy describes Hindutva as the resistive kinetic manifestation of Hinduism is also very well articulated.The book is massive but one of its kind The rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP was much than an ordinary electoral phenomenon it brought to the fore two contrasting views of nationhood between those who saw modern India in terms of secular republicanism and on the other hand were those who sought to blend technological modernity with the country s Hindu inheritance The Right s ascendancy and the debates that accompanied it, anticipated many of the concerns that find reflection today in the United States and EuropeThe phenomenon of Hindu nationalism was also a profound intellectual challenge to the loose Left liberal consensus that had prevailed in India since Jawaharlal Nehru became Prime Minister inThe idea of Hindutva and the political character of the BJP have been closely scrutinised by scholars, and the impulse has been to view India s Right wing politics as either a variant of fascism or merely a collection of sectarian prejudicesIn fact, the inspiration for the Right in India has come from multiple and often contradictory sources, including the influence of individuals such as Sarvarkar, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, not to mention the Arya Samaj movementThis collection is an attempt to showcase the phenomenon of Hindu nationalism in terms of how it perceives itself Many of the concerns that drive the Indian Right are located in the country s nationalist culture In trying to locate some of the ideas, attitudes and beliefs that define the Indian Right, Awakening Bharat Mata also seeks to identify the nature of Indian conservatism and identify its similarities and differences with political thought in the WestThis book is not about Hindu nationalism in power but as a social and political movement and its aim is to encourage a informed understanding of an idea that will remain relevant in Indian life far beyond victories and defeats in elections Read it for the included essays. Book is a collection of amazing essays which cover many topics It was fun reading it Quite an educating book. The seeds of modern day Hindu India were sown many decades ago And every tree which has grown from then tiny seed , now casts a forlorn shadow on this mighty nation The author presents a bipartisan view of iconic lectures and debates and leaves the reader to connect with current state of the nation From Swami to Poets From Politicians to Presidential address The book highlights some very poignant seeds of thought. Extremely informative read Lays out the facts very well and provides passages from other readings and transcripts that provide a lot of insight into the political spectrum and viewpoints in India.This book was also written in a way that it was in easy to read language I recommend it to anyone interested in this topic. Book is below average by Swapan Dasgupta s standards First chapter was merely reiterating very commonly known facts The second and third chapters though did have a significant content, but it felt like Swapan wrote it in one go After the three chapters, there were works from prominent Nationalists which were reproduced Though it was informative, but some of the works were plain unreadable not because of the difficult language, but because of the pathetic writing style One example is the f Book is below average by Swapan Dasgupta s standards First chapter was merely reiterating very commonly known facts The second and third chapters though did have a significant content, but it felt like Swapan wrote it in one go After the three chapters, there were works from prominent Nationalists which were reproduced Though it was informative, but some of the works were plain unreadable not because of the difficult language, but because of the pathetic writing style One example is the first article of Sister Nivedita, it seemed like she was using the commas only for the sake of it.But regards where due, the research and literature produced in general has been of very high standards The second and third chapters reflected the razor sharp mind of the author to synthesize information from multiple sources into a single concentrated form Some of the works reproduced where also very eye opening Example the works of M.G Ranade, Bankimchandra, R.C Majumder were all a reflection of groundbreaking thinking I was sceptical while picking up this book Had reservations that most of the things would have already been covered by my previous readings.But The book Turned out to be different.this is the first book which has taken the philosophical thinking of the right, conservatism has been taken appropriately Philoshoihcal thinkers like roger scruton and david Miller has been introduced to make the thinking of right evenclear The essays are beautiful and must been a pain taking effort by th I was sceptical while picking up this book Had reservations that most of the things would have already been covered by my previous readings.But The book Turned out to be different.this is the first book which has taken the philosophical thinking of the right, conservatism has been taken appropriately Philoshoihcal thinkers like roger scruton and david Miller has been introduced to make the thinking of right evenclear The essays are beautiful and must been a pain taking effort by the author to choose them The last essay by gurumurthy was a good sumup of the hindu thinking The essays on bhiwandi riots , hindu special marriage act are a must read RC mukherjee quotes here and there along with his one essay will be the highlight of the book This will intrigueright wing thinkers to readof RC mukherjee The only low thing I felt was the essay of sister nivedita ,which was boring and little repetitive with other topics Okayish, difficult to read, bunch of essays, Swapan s PoV is not significantly included..Book is okayish in the reading In first three chapters, author set good amount of context of Right wing of India but in the later parts, it just includes bunch of essays by prominent right wingers of India I don t understand why only those essays have been selected Book lacks significant PoV of Dasgupta..Essays in book have too much poor writing style which make them arduous to read, at least for me For Okayish, difficult to read, bunch of essays, Swapan s PoV is not significantly included..Book is okayish in the reading In first three chapters, author set good amount of context of Right wing of India but in the later parts, it just includes bunch of essays by prominent right wingers of India I don t understand why only those essays have been selected Book lacks significant PoV of Dasgupta..Essays in book have too much poor writing style which make them arduous to read, at least for me For example, Sister Nivedita s article Long paragraphs and over use of commas makes reading boring I wouldn t recommend this book to some person who is unknown to Indian right wing If you are on right read to understand it better If you are on left read it to understand right There are not many intellectuals on right who can deliver their thought process in english For that this book is unique and deserves space in anyone trying to understand right wing The book itself though is a tough one to read Its not lucid Its grandiloquent and arcane sometimes However with some patience and labor you will get through it Its thought provoking, reflective of erudition on autho If you are on right read to understand it better If you are on left read it to understand right There are not many intellectuals on right who can deliver their thought process in english For that this book is unique and deserves space in anyone trying to understand right wing The book itself though is a tough one to read Its not lucid Its grandiloquent and arcane sometimes However with some patience and labor you will get through it Its thought provoking, reflective of erudition on authors part, absurd at times in authors choice of voices to represent right wing, downright abhorrent in few cases With such range of views , it surely makes a good case for diversity within right wing For this i gave 4 star to the book.However, do i see myself enlightened Do i see coherent and cogent arguments Yes and no The honesty and patriotism in the book is many times betrayed by the display of communalistic and disingenuous arguments for hindu supremacy A voluble material filled with equivocation on exclusiveness of hindus did never achieve its intended impact of convincing the logical reader This is not to say that author was unintelligent It seems to be that his predilection for hindu religion has clouded his commitment to secularism Constantly conflating those two ideas , resorting to false dichotomy regarding hindu nation and hinduism , author labors to convince himself of righteousness of right He does make good case of communalism by both right and left , for and against muslims, for and against hindus the latter being a lip service and sporadic Such efforts are nevertheless laudable as it encourages discourses All in all, my time is worth spent


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