- October 3, 2022
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : History
Context :A Durga Puja in Kolkata organised by the All India Hindu Mahasabha depicted the ‘asura’ as a bespectacled, dhoti-clad bald man with a walking stick, appearing similar to Mahatma Gandhi.
- Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha is one of the oldest organizations of India as it was formed in 1907.
- Eminent leaders extended this Organization in 1915 on All India basis.
- In the 1930s, it emerged as a distinct party under the leadership of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who developed the far-right ideology of Hindutva (Hindu-ness) and became a fierce opponent of the secular nationalism espoused by the Congress.
- During the Second World War, the Mahasabha supported the British war effort and briefly entered coalitions with the Muslim League in provincial and central councils.
- It opposed the Quit India Movement and supported the British.
- The party opposed the 1947 partition of India and sought the establishment of a secular and united state named Hindustan with same rights for citizens without regards to religion
- The Eminent personalities who founded this Organisation and who presided over the All India Sessions held include Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Lal Lajpat Rai, Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, etc.