While most claim that it was the nonviolent movement propagated by Mahatma Gandhi that led to this success, I want to advocate for the importance of the pressure created by more aggressive actions taken by leaders like Subash Chandra Bose.
Our democracy is partially blind and has no way to distinguish between nationalism and rent seeking behaviour and this is where the society must step in to fill the gaps. We need to list out those who use our nation’s democracy and Constitution to further their personal agendas and remove them from electoral process to begin with.
Read here the inspiring words of Netaji.
Savarkar is one of those few people who are revered and demonised in our history.
When the British left, India not only gained independence from 200 years of British rule but actually almost a 1000 years of foreign rule