About the Book
A turnaround in the course of Indian history’ is how the 11 March 2017 UP assembly elections are being described. It is believed, the election of a majority BJP government and of a Hindu mathadhikari as the Chief Minister of India’s most populous State is an expression of resurgence of Hinduism, not just a religious awakening. In 21st century India, this is the third such symbolic public demonstration of saffron ascendancy, says author PrafullGoradia, who was an eye-witness to the first such assertion in recent times, the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. Until the advent of Narendra Modi, no leader was able to inspire the Hindu confidence for the expression of their true sentiments, he asserts. The book, Saffron Awakening, takes a look at what UP suffered during centuries of Islamic rule and analyses why Uttar Pradesh voted the way it did. Never before has the Hindu expressed himself with such vengeance. It is a time of Saffron Awakening.
ISBN : 9789386473219 ; Vivasta Publication
About the Author
Prafull Goradia, with a BA (Hons) degree from Elphinstone College, Mumbai, began working as a tea taster in Kolkata before he was 21. By 1982, he was ready to move to Delhi to enter political life in which he was active until he reached the Rajya Sabha in a by-election from Gujarat. Until 2005, he remained with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Thereafter, he devoted time to write on ideology and has written several books, especially The Saffron Book and Hindu Masjids. His third book Krishna Rajya is under print.