Nandakishore said: I came to know that this book is finally available in India onl Book contains the original statement given by Nathuram Godse (Assassin of. The encounter was described by Nathuram’s brother and co-conspirator and fellow convict (though he was only jailed and not hanged) Gopal Godse, in his book. Nathuram Godse: The Story of an Assassin [Anup Sardesai] on * FREE* Books; ›; Biographies & Memoirs; ›; Leaders & Notable People. Enter your . This person is Nathuram Vinayakrao Godse, India’s most hated criminal.

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Watch Gopal Godse explain why his brother Nathuram Godse killed Gandhi

He shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point-blank range. He plotted the assassination with Narayan Apte and six others.

After a trial that lasted more than a year, Godse was sentenced to death on 8 November Although pleas for commutation were gidse by Gandhi’s two sons, Manilal Gandhi and Ramdas Gandhithey were turned down by India’s prime minister Jawaharlal Nehrudeputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Pateland the Governor-General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari.

At birth, he was named Ramachandra.

Before he was born, his parents had three sons and a daughter, with all three boys dying in their infancy. Fearing gooal curse that targeted male children, young Ramachandra was brought up as a girl for the first few years of his life, including having his nose pierced and being made to wear a nose-ring nath in Marathi.

It was then that he earned the nickname “Nathuram” literally “Ram with a nose-ring”. After his younger brother was born, they switched to treating him as a boy. Godse attended the local school at Baramati through the fifth standard, after which he was sent to live with an aunt in Pune so that he could study at an English-language school.


Godse dropped out of high school and became an activist with Hindu nationalist organizations Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS and Hindu Mahasabhaalthough the exact dates of his membership are uncertain. Godse started a Marathi language newspaper for the Hindu Mahasabha called Agraniwhich some years later was renamed Hindu Rashtra.

In Godse’s view, Gandhi was giving in to interests that seemed to him anti-national.

Gopal Godse – Wikipedia

Godse joined RSS in Sangli Maharashtra in as a boudhik karyawah ground workerand simultaneously remained a member of the Hindu Mahasabhaboth right wing organizations. He often wrote articles in newspapers to publicise his thoughts. However, their relations soured when Golwalkar took the entire credit for this translation. Godse approached Gandhi bok 30 January during the evening prayer at When Godse bowed, one of the girls flanking and supporting Gandhi, said to Godse, “Brother, Bapu is already late” and tried to put him off, but he pushed her aside and shot Gandhi in the chest three times at point-blank range with a Beretta M semi-automatic pistol.

On 8 Novemberhe was sentenced to death. Although pleas for commutation were made by Gandhi’s two sons, Manilal Godsf and Ramdas Gandhithey were turned down by India’s prime minister Jawaharlal Nehrudeputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel and the Governor-General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari[3] and Godse was hanged at Ambala Jail on 15 November Millions of Indians mourned Gandhi’s assassination; the Hindu Mahasabha was vilified and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was temporarily banned.


However, investigators could find no evidence that the RSS bureaucracy had formally sponsored or even knew of Godse’s plot.

The ban on the RSS was lifted in To this day RSS denies any connection with Godse and disputes the claim that he was a member. Infollowing the Bharatiya Janata Party ‘s rise to power, the Hindu Mahasabha began attempts to rehabilitate Godse and portray him as a patriot.

Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Retrieved 4 July History and the Making of a Modern Hindu Self. Retrieved 30 January India, Rebellion to Republic: Nathuram Godse — His Last Speech”. Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India. Intangible Aspects of Terrorism.

Archived from the original on 1 February Retrieved 9 October Retrieved 21 December Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi? My friends had greeted me, and arranged a small ceremony. The Book on Trial: Fundamentalism and Censorship in India. The axe was to fall on the Marathi memoirs of Gopal Godse.

Essays Presented to Stanley Vodse Abbas Tyabji Ravishankar Vyas. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read View source View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nathuram Godse at his trial for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.

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