Social-Engineering of Hedgewar’s Contribution in the Indian Freedom Movement


  • Dr. Vishv Mohan Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India


Movement, Participation, Nationalist, Struggle, Sedition


One of the largest mass movements in modern society has been compared to the nationalist movement in India. However, the Indian populace was never a uniform community, and nationalism meant different things to different people. The idea of a secular, democratic India, which united all people in the bonds of fraternity, and pluralism were the major themes of this nationalist movement. Indian nationalism, according to Sunil Khilnani, was plural rather than unified, "a dhoti with countless folds." The underlying unity of this statement, known as "the notion of India," is the obvious assumption that all those folds originate from the same piece of fabric. Sunil Khilnani believed that the shared democratic experience of all segments of the Indian populace was the source of this unity.