Urdu Ghazals penned by Veer Savarkar during his Jail Term in Andaman discovered
A notebook containing two patriotic Ghazals written by legendary patriot Veer Savarkar has been discovered by a Dadar based institute. The Ghazals in Urdu were written by the freedom fighter during his 11-year imprisonment in the Andaman Cellular Jail.
About Veer Savarkar:
- Born on 28 May, 1883 in village Bhagur, near Nashik, Maharashtra , Vinayak Damodar Savarkar commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar was a freedom fighter.
- Renowned social reformer, writer, dramatist, poet, historian, political leader and philosopher.
- Pioneer of the movement for religious reform in Hindu culture by doing away the caste system prevalent within it. He coined the term Hindutva.
- He was the founder of the student societies that included Abhinav Bharat Society and the Free India Society.
- His published work the Indian War of Independence about the Indian rebellion of 1857 was banned by British authorities.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2013