Sunday, December 03, 2006

'Guru' of hate

Ram Guha devotes his latest column in the Hindu to 'depreciating' Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, whose 100th birth centenary is being perpetrated this year.

This column generally deals more — much more — in appreciation than in depreciation. However, it is obligatory on the historian to also (occasionally) notice individuals whose influence on history was malign rather than salutary. One such person was the Hindu ideologue M.S. Golwalkar ...

Here's how Guha ends his column:

... Golwalkar was a guru of hate, whose life's malevolent work was — as Jawaharlal Nehru so memorably put it — to make India into a "Hindu Pakistan". That project has not succeeded yet, and may it never succeed either.