The Saffron Swastika: The Notion of Hindu "Fascism" (ISBN 81-85990-69-7) is a book written by Koenraad Elst and published as two volumes in 2001. It discusses in detail the concepts of Hindutva and Hindu nationalism. He also argues against the idea that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are fascist in ideology. In the foreword, he writes about such allegations that “So far, the polemical arrows have all been shot from one side, replies from the other side being extremely rare or never more than piecemeal”. Furthermore, he tries to show that personalities like Veer Savarkar or Golwalkar were not fascist or racist and also writes in detail about Savitri Devi. Other topics that are treated by Elst in this book are the caste system and the swastika.