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Q: What is the India of your dreams?

A: My India would be a democratic State in which people belonging to different religions, sects or races would be treated with perfect equality. None would be allowed to dominate others. None would be deprived of his just and equal rights of free citizenship, so long as everyone discharged the common obligation, which he owed to the State as a whole. Hindusthan, the motherland and the holy land of the Hindus, from the Indus to the Seas would be an organic, undivided State. The Hindus would be a casteless society, a
consolidated and a modern nation. Science and technology would be encouraged. There would be a total liquidation of landlordism. All the land would belong to the State eventually. All key industries would be nationalized. India would be self-sufficient in respect of food, clothes, shelter and defence. The India of my dreams would have unbounded faith in a world commonwealth. Because the earth is the common motherland of all. But India would not go down under the evolution of this world commonwealth. The foreign policy of a
militarily strong Akhand Hindusthan would be a policy of neutrality and peace. And a powerful centralized State of Hindusthan would contribute effectively towards an enduring peace and prosperity in the world.

More Questions from the interview :

 

 

Q: Looking back, what are the most thrilling memories, which you still cherish?

Q. You have been a great revolutionary in your time and a great fighter for India’s freedom. Tell me, how and why you became a revolutionary?

Q. When you were a political prisoner in the Andaman Island, you were cut off from the main currents of Indian life and soil. How then, did your mind function, and what were your dominant thoughts?

Q: How would you compare Indian Revolutionaries with Revolutionaries in Russia and China?

Q: Do you think that the ‘1857 Mutiny’ was India’s first organized revolt against the British for the freedom of the country as a whole? Some historians say that the ‘1857 Revolt’ was organized by half a dozen disgruntled but daring leaders who banded together for the maintenance of their respective privileges and status. What do you think ?

Q: What are the factors, which contributed to the liberation of our country?

Q: Did Gandhiji and other Congress leaders persuade you at any time to join the Congress? If they did, why did you not join the Congress?

Q: Assuming you had joined the Congress years ago, don’t you think you would have served your country and your ideology in a positive way?

Q: What is the India of your dreams?

Q: Some think that you believe in a Hindu Nation because you are a fanatic communalist. What have you to say about it?

Q: What are your views on the present state of affairs in India?

Q: What of the future?

Q: Do you think in an atomic age, militarization of the country is essential?

Q: Assuming that Congress disintegrates, do you foresee a contest for political power between a form of Hindu fascism and communism?

Q: And finally, is our revolution complete? Or are we still in the midst of it?

Source : Savarkar (Part 2): A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966 ( Buy Now )

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