Savarkar’s Great Escape Recreated

Savarkar made his historic leap at Marseilles on 08 July 1910.  While the leap is a watershed event in India's Freedom Movement, it also illustrates Savarkar's  daring and resourcefulness. Using archival material from British secret files, accounts in French and British newspapers, noted Savarkar researcher and author of the novel on Savarkar, Burning for Freedom (published in 2012), Anurupa Cinar pieces together the incredible event that took place on that fateful day, complete with illustrations. Please find below a two-part critical account of Savarkar's historic leap at Marseilles.