The cow and Savarkar: Where the bovine is not divine but the framework is still hardline Hindutva

June 9, 2017, 2:00 AM IST Vaibhav Purandare in TOI Edit Page | Edit Page, India | TOI In the mid-1930s, the editor of famous Marathi journal Bhaala posed a question to all Hindus and answered it himself. “Who is a real Hindu? One who regards the cow as his mother!” Vinayak Damodar Savarkar or ‘Veer’ Savarkar, as the fiery Indian revolutionary from Nashik had