Q. 33.8( 4 Votes )

What was the contribution of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the freedom struggle of India?

Answer :

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an eminent Indian revolutionary who fought for the independence of the country from British rule. His involvement in the struggle for India’s independence began early on when he founded the ‘Mitramela’- a secret organisation of revolutionaries in Nasik in 1900. This organization known for encouraging revolutionary and nationalist views was renamed as ‘Abhinav Bharat’ in 1904. Savarkar went for his higher studies to London through a scholarship provided by the India House. From London, he supported the Indian independence movement by sending in guns and by writing revolutionary literature. Savarkar published The Indian War of Independence about the Indian rebellion of 1857 that was banned by British authorities. He also wrote an inspiring biography of Joseph Mazzini, the famous Italian revolutionary. He was arrested in 1910 for his connections with the revolutionary group India House. Savarkar was sentenced to two life terms of imprisonment totaling fifty years and was moved to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but released in 1921 after several mercy petitions to the Britishers. In his autobiography ‘Majhi Janmathep’ he wrote down about his experiences during incarceration. After his release, he was detained in Ratnagiri by the government. Savarkar started many social movements such as the removal of caste differences, removal of untouchability, common dining, purification of language etc. He was the President of Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Mumbai in 1938. Not only was Savarkar a great writer but he will be remembered in the annals of Indian history as one of the first to take up armed resistance against the British rule in India.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Understanding ResistanceUnderstanding ResistanceUnderstanding Resistance46 mins
ResistanceResistanceResistance49 mins
Champ Quiz | Area Related with the CircleChamp Quiz | Area Related with the CircleChamp Quiz | Area Related with the Circle45 mins
Factors Affecting ResistanceFactors Affecting ResistanceFactors Affecting Resistance45 mins
Fun and Games with ConjunctionsFun and Games with ConjunctionsFun and Games with Conjunctions49 mins
Dealing With the Real Life ProblemsDealing With the Real Life ProblemsDealing With the Real Life Problems53 mins
Factors affecting ResistanceFactors affecting ResistanceFactors affecting Resistance29 mins
A Session with Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash - Human CalculatorA Session with Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash - Human CalculatorA Session with Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash - Human Calculator56 mins
How to Solve Numericals Based on Resistance and ResistivityHow to Solve Numericals Based on Resistance and ResistivityHow to Solve Numericals Based on Resistance and Resistivity44 mins
Dealing with the Real Life ProblemsDealing with the Real Life ProblemsDealing with the Real Life Problems54 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses