Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray health continues to improve and he is responding to treatment given to him, Shiv Sena leaders claimed. Bal Keshav Thackeray also known as Balasaheb Thackeray was an Indian politician who In , Thackeray formed the Shiv Sena party to advocate for the interests of Maharashtrians in .. Bal Thackeray and the rise of Shiv Sena. p. Since its inception, the Shiv Sena more of an aggressive organisation than a political party along with its founder-chief Bal Thackeray has been.

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But he always stood for what was right and that is the main virtue of his personality.

Bal Thackeray and the rise of Shiv Sena in Maharashtra – Bal Thackeray News

Tejashree Sane marked it as to-read Mar 10, Aug 16, Ali Bhatti rated it really liked it. He had been the consistent torch bearer of Hindutva, calling it a militant or non-militant form of it, is up to reader’s discretion.

Archived from the original on 29 October The book is a good starting A chronicle of Shiv Sena and Bal Thackery, completed and published rose the time of Thackeray’s death in November Amol rated it really liked it Dec 09, Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh.

As is the fact that Bombay Presidency risse a seperate entitity, which always had a cosmopoitan character, settled by early Eurpoean and Indian traders. Thackeray quickly realized this and made his first pivot. All I can say is that Thackeray had a sad end, with one son’s early death, the other estrangled and the third in a bitter battle with his cousin.


Thackeray did not hold any official position and never was formally elected as the leader of his party. It was interesting to read about the history of bombay and rise of the right wing Shiv Sena political party.

Zishan Khan is currently reading it Jul 16, The early objective of the Shiv Sena was to ensure their job security competing against South Indians and Gujaratis. The book is a good starting point to understand the powerhouse that was Shiv Sena, and how deftly Bal Thackeray played his cards to garner mass support.

Writings on Mumbai, p. Dec 09, Ranjeet Bhosale rated it it was amazing.

Bal Thackeray & the Rise of the Shiv Sena : Vaibhav Purandare :

A common man who rose from nowhere to become everything. He cited the British cartoonist David Low as his inspiration. Archived from the original on 28 March Shiva Shi rated it really liked it Feb 24, The Sena acted as a ” moral police ” and opposed Valentine’s Day celebrations.

He said that it was not a real holiday. Bal Thackeray, News – India Today”.

University of California, Los Angeles. One more aspect of his personality, largely unknown, has been his love for the number 13,considered inauspicious by many. And so began a four year long struggle of strikes, violence and vandalism, which finally resulted in creation of Maharashtra and Gujarat inafter several people had died in the protests. or


A sensational book by vaibhav purandare. A must-read for an understanding of contemporary Indian politics and the rise of the Hindu nationalist phenomenon. Abhinav rated it really liked it Dec 29, His party grew in the next ten years. The paper survived for one or two months.

Caste Violence Against India’s “untouchables”. Inhe instead gave a video-taped speech and urged his followers “to give the same love bap affection to his son and political heir Uddhav as they had rkse him”.

Bal Thackeray & the Rise of the Shiv Sena

In his last years, Thackeray had lost much of his strength. Bsl fact that Sena workers attacked Udipi retaurants and peleted stones at innocent south indians is glossed over by Mr Vaibhav Purandare, by saying that ‘Thackeray made no bones about the fact that he suported violence.

How did one city mumbai withstand all this action! Interesting read about anti-hero of marathi manoos and the hindutva in India.