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Encyclopedia > Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha

Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu nationalist organization, was originally founded in 1915 to counter the Muslim League and the secular Indian National Congress. The president of Hindu Mahasabha was V.D. Savarkar. K.B. Hedgewar, served as vice president of the organisation. Hedgewar, who became inspired by events in Europe and developments of fascism there, left the Mahasabha to form Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Hindutva (Hinduness, a word coined by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in his 1923 pamphlet entitled Hindutva: Who is a Hindu? ) is used to describe movements advocating Hindu nationalism. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Aga Khan III, founder of the Muslim League The All India Muslim League was a political party in British India and was the driving force behind the creation of Pakistan as a Muslim state from British India on the Indian subcontinent. ... Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party or Congress (I), abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. ... Veer Savarkar on a stamp issued by Government of India. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Swayamsevaks performing the RSS salute known as the Dwaj Pranam The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is a Hindu nationalist organization which bases itself on the principles of Hindutva. ...


Soon after India's Independence, and the subsequent assassination of Gandhi, a good number of Hindu Mahasabhaites joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh under the leadership of S.P. Mukherjee, who had left Hindu Mahasabha and joined hands with the RSS to float a political party under the control and supervision of RSS. Mukherjee had left Mahasabha after his proposal to allow Muslims to gain membership was turned down by the followers of V.D. Savarkar. The relationship between Savarkar's Mahasabha and RSS was strained mainly because the then chief of RSS, M.S. Golwalkar, felt overshadowed by the influence of Savarkar over the Hindu populace. Officially Mahasabha is still a distinct political entity but its election symbol has been witheld as it has not been getting enough votes. So now the party fights elections on different symbols in different constituencies. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Devanagari/Hindi: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी; Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was the spiritual and political leader of India who led the struggle for Indian independence from the British Empire, empowered by tens of millions of Indians. ... Bharatiya Jana Sangh is the old name of Bharatiya Janata Party of India. ... Syama Prasad Mookerjee (also spelled as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee) (July 6, 1901 – May 23, 1953) was the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. ... Swayamsevaks performing the RSS salute known as the Dwaj Pranam The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is a Hindu nationalist organization which bases itself on the principles of Hindutva. ... M S Golwalkar Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar, popularly known as Guruji was the second sarasanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, was born on 19 February 1906 at Ramtek near Nagpur, Maharashtra. ...


Acts of Terror

The RSS and other subsidairies of the Mahasabha are some of the most dangerous fundamentalist Hindu organisations in the world. They have masterminded the Assasination of Mahatma Gandhi and were responsible for demolishing the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1993 and also in the subsequent riots that followed in 1993. They also reared their ugly violent head in 2002 as they masterminded the Godhra and Gujarat riots. Ironically, no government has had the courage to recognise them for what they are- a violent fundamentalist Hindu terrorist outfit who bespoil the beautiful Hindu religion and it's Vedic culture based on the premise of Peace and devotion to humanity and nature and even today, they are a powerful political party in India, especially the Western state of Maharashtra.


External links

  • Banglapedia article on Hindu Mahasabha

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