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Brunch bookmarks: Lending an ear to the echoes of the past

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Oct 26, 2019 09:50 PM IST

Historian Vikram Sampath finds joy telling stories of the forgotten and the maligned

Vikram Sampath does not come across as a person who courts controversy. Yet, the Bengaluru-based historian has hit the headlines because he has just written a biography of a very controversial person: Veer Savarkar, the man who formulated the philosophy of Hindutva.

For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)
For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)
“It is a historian’s burden to make facts available as they are so discerning readers can realise that there are really no black and white answers ”
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