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"Mission in Asia": Kita Ikki, V.D. Savarkar and Radical Nationalism in Early 20th Century Japan and India
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  • Mary Hanneman, University of Washington Tacoma
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9-1-2009
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The article discusses the political ideologies of Kita Ikki of Japan and V. D. Savarkar of India regarding the radical nationalism in early 20th century in Japan and India. It says that both men have the ideological contributions to nationalist violence and murder. Kita focused on the Japanese idea of national polity while Savarkar developed the concept of Hindutva, which relates to Hindus having a common religion and geography. It mentions that Kita was found guilty of ideological contributions to the coup d'etat attempt on February 26, 1930 which led to the deaths of three leading figures in the Japanese government. Meanwhile, it states that V. D. Savarkar was found not guilty to the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi.
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Mary Hanneman. ""Mission in Asia": Kita Ikki, V.D. Savarkar and Radical Nationalism in Early 20th Century Japan and India" ASIANetwork Exchange Vol. 17 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 67 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mary_hanneman/5/