Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar
|Birthname||Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar|
|born on||28 May 1883 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Deolali, India, 19n57, 73e50|
|Timezone||LST m80e15 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°58' 25°19 Asc. 19°24'|
Indian pro-independence activist, politician, poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the caste system in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasised its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political communalism. The stated aim of Savarkar's Hindutva was to create an divisive collective identity. He died on 26 February 1966, aged 82, in Mumbai, India.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Political Thinkers of Modern India" by Verinder Grover (Deep & Deep, 1992), p. 473: "In such an atmosphere surcharged with unfulfilled aspirations was born Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on Monday, 28 May 1883, at 10.00 pm at Bhagur, a village near Nasik."
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Indian pro-independence activist)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
- Vocation : Writers : Poet