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DISCOVERY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL
himself had been an RSS worker since the age of 18 or for nearly fifty years at the time.
He introduced me to the work of various Hindu social and political writers like Tilak,
Savarkar, and Guruji Golwalkar of RSS.
Lokamanya Tilak was the
head of the Indian independence movement before Mahatma Gandhi. Tilak had a special
interest in the Vedas and in the ancient history of India and wrote two important books on
the subjects, the Orion, and the Arctic Home in the Vedas. I found Tilaks work on
astronomical references in the Vedas via his Orion to be very crucial information for
accurately dating the Vedas. However, I found his Arctic home theory to be farfetched, a
product of the incomplete scientific information of his era.
I discovered that Tilak was closely connected with Aurobindo, who was
his follower, and wanted Aurobindo to take over the independence movement after him. But
Aurobindo had already retired from the world to do his yoga practice and decided against
it. Both Tilak and Aurobindo found Mahatma Gandhis insistence on non-violence to be
excessive and wanted a more active campaign to oust the British.