Burning for Freedom

"O Goddess of Freedom, Life is to die for you, Death is to live without you!"

by Anurupa Cinar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/13/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781426974984
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781426974991
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781426975004

About the Book

This is the story of one man´s—Vinayak Damodar Savarkar´s— sacrifice of his name, fame, comfort, and family life in the fifty years of his quest for the freedom of his beloved motherland, India. It is the story of politics and power plays. Exposed here is the reality that lies behind the mask of Truth; exposed are the shenanigans of Mahatma Gandhi in the Freedom Movement of India. The reality is a far cry from the rosy picture presented by what passes as history. Here, Savarkar´s life is creatively intertwined with a fictional character, Keshav Wadkar, taking the reader from the horrors of the Cellular Jail in 1913 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. Savarkar fought to preserve the integrity of India, to reinstate the honor of his motherland without ripping her heart out. For the emancipation of his beloved country and people, he suffered agonies and gross injustices at the hands of the British government, Gandhi-Nehru-led Indian National Congress, and the successive Governments of free India. That his contribution to India should be negated to bolster the political aspirations of any political party is unacceptable. The truth cannot—and shall not—be hidden!

About the Author

Deeply moved by Savarkar´s life-story, Anurupa Cinar was determined to write a novel showcasing him before an international audience—persevering with her dream despite being laid off in the tough economy. A widow with three young children, she currently lives in Massachusetts. www.anurupacinar.com