Bunch of Thoughts

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Bunch of Thoughts
AuthorM. S. Golwalkar
CountryIndia
LanguageEnglish
Published1966

Bunch of Thoughts is one of the two books written by M. S. Golwalkar, also referred to as Guruji,[1] who was the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[2] This book was published in 1966.The RSS leaders Rajendra Singh and Bhaurao Deoras had made a joint statement in 1978 to the effect that Golwalkar's purpose of writing the book was "to clarify and understand the true purpose, the exact nature, the ambit and scope of the RSS work...and its activities."[3]

Religion and politics[edit]

  • In Bunch of Thoughts, Golwalkar hails the glories of India and of Hinduism. He also excoriates those Indians who are not Hindus, while claiming that the "hostile elements within the country pose a far greater menace to national security than aggressors from outside". Golwalkar's main targets are Muslims, Christians, and Communists. A long chapter in the book challenges the patriotism of all these three groups, and talks of their "future aggressive designs on our country."[2]
  • In Bunch of Thoughts, Golwalkar criticises democracy saying, "democracy is to a very large extent only a myth in practice...The high-sounding concept of 'individual freedom' only meant the freedom of those talented few to exploit the rest."[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christophe Jaffrelot (1996). The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics. p. 40.
  2. ^ a b Guha, Ramchandra (26 November 2006). "The guru of hate". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Noorani, A. G. (2001). The RSS and the BJP : a division of labour (Repr., with updated epilogue. ed.). New Delhi: Left Word. pp. 18–21. ISBN 8187496134.