Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or just Veer Savarkar was a fearless freedom fighter, social reformer, writer, dramatist, poet, historian, political leader and philosopher. He remains largely unknown to the masses because of the vicious propaganda against him and misunderstanding around him that has been created over several decades. This website attempts to bring the life, thought, actions and relevance of Savarkar before a global audience.
Books by / on Swatantryaveer Savarkar are available below in PDF format for reading in English and Marathi.
The Indian War of Independence 1857 (with Publishers note) [1.5M]
Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History [6.54M]
Letters from Andamans [220k]
HinduPad-Padshahi-1925 Edition [1.39MB]
Essentials of Hindutva [230k]
My Transportation for Life [2.44 MB] (Biography – English translation of Majhi Janmathep)
Suicide and Self-sacrifice
Historic Statements by Savarkar [900k]
Inside The Enemy Camp [500k]
Pu La Deshpande in Andamans [32k]
Hindu Rashtra Darshan [770k]
Life of Barrister Savarkar by Chitragupta [924k]
British Translation of Savarkar’s Poems
History of Hindu Mahasabha [24MB]
Hindu Rashtravad By Satya Prakash[20MB]
Twelve years of prison life – Ullaskar Dutt [23MB]
श्री सदाशिव राजाराम रानडे यांनी १९२४ साली लिहिलेले सावरकरांचे पहिले मराठी चरित्र. [500k]
श्री शिवराम लक्ष्मण करंदीकर यांनी लिहिलेले सावरकरांचे मराठी चरित्र. [8.0M]
सहा सोनेरी पाने – १ ते ४ [750k]
सहा सोनेरी पाने – ५ व ६ [2M]
सावरकरांच्या संकलित कविता [680K]
जात्युच्छेदक निबंध [3.7M]
अंधश्रद्धा निर्मूलन कथा भाग १ व २ [3.0M]
विज्ञाननिष्ठ निबंध भाग १ व २ [2.2M]
‘क्ष’ किरणे [1.8M]
अभिनव भारत – सावरकरांची क्रांतिकारक गुप्त संस्था, लेखक – डॉ. विष्णू महादेव भट [2.6M]
सावरकर यांच्या आठवणी – संकलन: श्री राजाराम लक्ष्मण रेणावीकर [6.9M]
सावरकरांच्या अप्रसिद्ध कविता [5.76MB]
मी पाहिलेले सावरकर – रा. स. भट [23M]
अंदमानच्या कोठडीत पु.ल [221K]
सावरकर स्मृति – मो. वि. दामले [6.98M]
Related books can be found on http://savarkar.org/en/encyc/2018/3/23/Download-section.html. Savarkar’s literature can also be accessed at www.savarkarsmarak.com.
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Highlights about Veer Savarkars
- The first political leader to daringly set Absolute Political Independence as India’s goal (1900).
- The first Indian political leader to daringly perform a bonfire of foreign (English) clothes (1905).
- The first Indian to organize a revolutionary movement for India’s Independence on an international level (1906).
- The first Indian law student who was not called to the English Bar despite having passed his examination and observed the necessary formalities, for his activities to seek India’s freedom from the British (1909).
- The only Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts and whose case is still referred to in the interpretations of the Fugitive Offenders Act and the Habeas Corpus (Rex Vs Governor of Brixton Prison, ex-parte Savarkar)
- The first Indian historian whose book on the 1857 War of Independence was proscribed by British Authorities in India even before its publication. The Governor General had asked the Postmaster General to confiscate copies of the book six months before the book was officially banned (1909).
- The first political prisoner whose daring escape and arrest on French soil became a cause celebre in the International Court of Justice at The Hague. This case was mentioned in many International Treaties at that time (1910).
- The first graduate whose degree was withdrawn by an Indian University for striving for India’s freedom (1911).
- The first poet in the world who, deprived of pen and paper, composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails, memorized ten thousand lines of his poetry for years and later transmitted them to India through his fellow-prisoners who also memorized these lines.
- The first revolutionary leader who within less than 10 years gave a death-blow to the practice of untouchability in the remote district of Ratnagiri while being interned there.
- The first political prisoner in the world who was sentenced to Transportation for Life twice, a sentence unparalleled in the history of the British Empire.
- The first political leader to embrace death voluntarily by way of Atma Samarpan in the highest tradition of Yoga (1966).
- The first Indian leader who successfully started –
- A Ganeshotsava open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1930).
- Interdining ceremonies of all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1931).
- “Patitpavan Mandir”, open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (22 February 1931).
- A cafe open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (01 May 1933).
content courtesy : http://www.savarkar.org/en/veer-savarkar