Speeches given by Savarkar

Speech on the occasion of the centenary of the Indian War of Independence 1857 (Marathi): MP3

Date: 12 May 1957
Place: Ramleela Maidan, Delhi.

Speech on the occasion of Mrityunjay Divas (Marathi): MP3

Date: 15 Jan 1960.
Place: Sir S. P. College grounds, Pune
Mrityunjay Divas: The jail ticket of Savarkar mentioned 23 Dec 1960 as the date of his release from the Andamans. A 50 year Transportation for Life sentence meant virtual death. By outliving this date, Savarkar had almost conquered death. The Mrityunjay Divas was celebrated to commemorate this event.

Courtesy: Prof. Harindra Srivastava and Shridhar Damle

Mi Sanyastakhadga ka Lihile? (Marathi): MP3

Date: 16 Jan 1954.
Place: Shivaji Mandir, Dadar, Mumbai

Savarkar was an accomplished playwright. During his internment at Ratnagiri, he composed musical dramas such as Ushaap (1927), Sanyastakhadga (1931) and Uttarkriya (1932-1933) in Marathi. The first enactment of Sangeet Sanyastakhadga was performed by Balwant Sangeet Mandali on Friday, 18 September 1931 at Elphinstone Theatre, Grant Road, Mumbai. Sangeet Sanyastakhadga is set in the time of Gautam Buddha. At the instance of Gautam Buddha, the commander of the Shakya army Vikramsingh renounces his sword (khadga) and becomes a monk (sanyasi). Under the influence of the Buddha’s philosophy of non-violence, the Shakya people bid farewell to arms and neglect the defence of their kingdom. When the neighbouring Kosala king invades the Shakya kingdom, the Shakya army now under the command of Vikramsingh’s son Vallabh seems incapable of repelling the foreign onslaught. Vikramsingh’s daughter-in-law Sulochana dresses as a soldier and enters the battlefield. Both meet their end. In the end, the beleaguered Shakyas turn to their erstwhile commander Vikramsingh. After a debate with Gautam Buddha on non-violence and ethics, Vikramsingh unsheathes his renunciate sword (sanyastakhadga) and leads the Shakyas to victory. The play is memorable for its discussion on the philosophy of non-violence as also for some memorable lyrics penned by Savarkar. Click here to hear Savarkar recounting the background of his own play Sangeet Sanyastakhadga.

Speech given by Savarkar on the occasion of Lokmanya Tilak's birth centenary, 1956: MP3

Date: Monday 23 July 1956.
Place: Shaniwarwada, Pune under Chairmanship of Loknayak Madhav Shrihari (Bapuji) Aney.

Speeches given by others on Savarkar

Speeches given by VidyaVachaspati Shri Shankar Abhyankar in Marathi (A set of 8 cassettes)
Courtesy : Aditya Pratishthan, 13, Amit Complex, 474B, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, 411030.


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Balya-Tarun-Shikshan Part A [5M] Part B [5M]
London & Marsellis Part A [5M] Part B [4.5M]
Kale Pani Part A [5M] Part B [5M]
Samajik Kranti Part A [5M] Part B [3.5M]
Pratispardhyavar Halla Part A [5M] Part B [5M]
Hindu Mahasabha Part A [5M] Part B [5M]
Dhanya mee, Krutarth mee Part A [8M] Part B [5M]