Hindu Mahasabha

Challenges hackneyed bashing

This book is no apologia for Syama Prasad Mookerjee or the Hindu Mahasabha, but a well-balanced narrative... A review

The birth of Pakistan…

SIR, This has reference to Nandalal Chakraborti’s article ‘Was Jinnah secular?’ (The Statesman, 29 August, 2021). Jinnah, a liberal South…

Victim of half-truth~II

Although VD Sarvarkar, the then president of the Hindu Mahasabha, kept demanding Akhand Bharat or undivided India, ironically he was the one who propounded the twonation theory in 1923, in his book Hindutva, 17 years before Jinnah did in 1940. MS Golwalkar, the head of the RSS, also felt that the freedom movement should not be an anti-British struggle for territorial gains, instead it ought to be a movement towards establishing a Hindu nation. The Congress leadership had increasingly sidelined Gandhi by the end of 1946