Publication Date

9-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article discusses the political ideologies of Kita Ikki of Japan and V. D. Savarkar of India regarding the radical nationalism in early 20th century in Japan and India. It says that both men have the ideological contributions to nationalist violence and murder. Kita focused on the Japanese idea of national polity while Savarkar developed the concept of Hindutva, which relates to Hindus having a common religion and geography. It mentions that Kita was found guilty of ideological contributions to the coup d'etat attempt on February 26, 1930 which led to the deaths of three leading figures in the Japanese government. Meanwhile, it states that V. D. Savarkar was found not guilty to the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Publication Title

ASIANetwork Exchange

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

78

Version

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This article was originally published in ASIANetwork Exchange. ©2009 ASIANetwork.

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