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Rss 360: Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

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Founded in 1925, banned three times by the governments of independent India but with a widespread... Read More

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Founded in 1925, banned three times by the governments of independent India but with a widespread network of thousands of local branches and millions of volunteers, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) presence and influence is formidable. However, it has long been acknowledged that the best way to know the RSS is to join it. Perhaps, this is why there is very little literature on how it functions. As a senior member who has managed various responsibilities in the RSS over the years, Ratan Sharda reveals the supposedly secret world of this volunteer organisation. He presents a comprehensive view of the Sangh’s philosophy, its workings and its humungous reach through various organisations inspired by it across India in a simple and easy-flowing manner, sprinkled with interesting anecdotes.

With an insider’s knowledge of the philosophy, organisational structure and working of this huge cadre-based organisation, RSS 360º is a compelling read, attempting to lift the alleged veil of secrecy that shrouds the organisation.

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Title: Rss 360: Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Author: Ratan Sharda
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9789386950383
SKU: BK0414547
EAN: 9789386950383
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Ratan Sharda has been an RSS member since his childhood, working across various levels of the organisation for years. He has also worked as an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member during the Indian Emergency. Sharda was jailed during this period when he was the general secretary of his college students’ union. He enjoys a wide exposure to the working style of not only the RSS but of its various affiliated organisations as well. Born in Mumbai, Sharda graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and completed his postgraduation from Mumbai University. He has recently been awarded a PhD for his thesis ‘Understanding RSS through Its Resolutions, with Focus on North East, Jammu Kashmir and Punjab’. He is the founder member of the Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra (Centre for International Studies), Mumbai, having acted as its general secretary for eight years. Sharda is a well-known face on TV panels as a commentator on national issues. As a political analyst and columnist, he contributes to the Organiser, Newsbharati, The Quint, The Print and Panchjanya, among other magazines and news magazines.

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