Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin: Anup Ashok Sardesai
The book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin authored by Anup Ashok Sardesai was released on 30 January 2016.
The book was released at the government-owned Ravindra Bhavan in Margao, Goa by BJP leader and the bhavan's chairman Damodar Naik.
The book narrates the story of Nathuram Vinayakrao Godse who died an untimely death and his brother suffered a life of immense mental torture. It also speaks of the family of Godse who faced countless abuses and humiliations.
The author through the book claims that this all was mended because of Godse’s love for his motherland. It also says that Godse is India’s most hated criminal.
Besides, the book justifies Godse’s act of killing Mahatma Gandhi by stating that he was not able to bear the pressure of partition of his country in front of his eyes and slaughtering of his fellow countrymen who were butchered like cows.
It also highlights the reason that forced Godse to decide that he must turn into a killer on 12 January. It also speaks about
• The role of Narayan Apte, Vishnu Karkare, Madanlal Pahwa and Gopal Godse role in the conspiracy
• About involvement of an outsider in the assassination of Gandhi
• On whose instructions was Savarkar arrested and implicated in this crime
• Could this murder have been prevented by the police?
• Was a very influential organization involved in this crime?
• How did Digambar Badge turn approver?
The book release and debate
The book was released on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation. This date of release forced certain people and political party to call a protest. Newly formed Goa Forward party and an Independent legislator Vijai Sardesai have opposed the release on the death anniversary.
They dubbed the event as veiled celebration of a murder, and the book is being released to disturb peace and harmony and to provoke and incite people by insulting the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, especially on the particular day.
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When: 30 January 2016