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Re Savarkar: The Great Escape, Part I & II
On July 8, 1910, in the early morning, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who was in British custody, escaped from the toilet porthole of the SS Morea docked in the Mole C at Marseilles port, France, and reached French soil. With this one act he shook the world! This was a shining beacon for the freedom movement of India. This was a crushing blow to the pride of the British Raj. This is what legends are made of.
Like any legend, Savarkar’s heroic escape is cloaked in mystery and shrouded by the mists of time. Fortunately, in today’s world of technology, and thanks to the meticulous records maintained by the British, the books preserved by the U.S. libraries, and the inter-library loan service offered by the Watertown Public Library (my local library,) it has been possible to blow away the cobwebs and reveal the truth of this daring, dynamic escape.
In this particular article, published in www.niticentral.com, I am specifically exposing Noorani’s blatant misrepresentations (made in January 2013) upon which he bases his spurious claims of Savarkar’s complicity in the death of the Mahatma.
Here is a six-part article series revealing documented facts re Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the Freedom Movement of India:
In 2011, I had the good fortune to make a short trip to visit the Cellular Jail. A few months later, I realized that not much information is available on the details of its architecture and decided to write an article from memory. Here it is: