Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

1883 - 1966

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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (pronunciation , Marathi pronunciation: [ʋinaːjək saːʋəɾkəɾ]; 28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966), known among followers by the honorific prefix Veer, was an Indian politician, activist, and writer. He developed the Hindu nationalist political ideology of Hindutva while imprisoned at Ratnagiri in 1922. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha.Savarkar joined the Hindu Mahasabha and popularized the term Hindutva (Hinduness), previously coined by Chandranath Basu, to create a collective "Hindu" identity as an essence of Bharat (India). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar has received more than 4,729,785 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is the 450th most popular philosopher (up from 477th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from India (up from 125th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was a Hindu Nationalist who advocated for the independence of India from the British Empire. He is most famous for the slogan "Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan."

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Among philosophers, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 450 out of 1,089Before him are Alain de Lille, Maine de Biran, George Pachymeres, Peter Sloterdijk, George Santayana, and Michel Serres. After him are Leo Strauss, Vincent of Beauvais, Luce Irigaray, Francisco Ferrer, James Ussher, and Phaedo of Elis.

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Among people born in 1883, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 55Before him are Joseph Pilates, Marie Laurencin, William Carlos Williams, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, and Richard von Mises. After him are Ida Rubinstein, Alexandros Papagos, Bernhard Rust, Karl von Terzaghi, Mauritz Stiller, and Nikolay Krestinsky. Among people deceased in 1966, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 46Before him are Hannes Kolehmainen, Lao She, Elizabeth Arden, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Erwin Piscator, and Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern. After him are Frank Lentini, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Siegfried Kracauer, Georges Duhamel, Jisaburō Ozawa, and Evelyn Waugh.

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Among people born in India, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 119 out of 1,227Before him are Pervez Musharraf (1943), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Radha (null), Varāhamihira (505), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904). After him are Namdev (1270), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), Lata Mangeshkar (1929), and Aamir Khan (1965).


Among philosophers born in India, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 15Before him are Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Vyasa (-390), and Ramanuja (1017). After him are Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Shantideva (685), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), and Chandrakirti (600).