Savarkar's criticism of Shivaji's treatment of captured enemy women

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    The following words from the above link caught my attention---

     
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    in short , savarkar felt that captured muslim women should have been treated in a similar manner as muslims are alleged to have treated captured hindu women .

    ......and what muslims are alleged to have done to captured hindu women---that I dont need to tell......
     
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    The necessity of revenge !! ( passage from Savarkar's play Usshap )

    Have you seen this! This is the thorn of the beautiful flower of young Hindu maidens!
    Oh Hindu Virgins, take look at this blood stained dagger! When our men and Gods cannot protect chastity and religion, then they are protected, either by the sacred fire of Chittor or this dagger of revenge! There is big difference between them. The sacred fire of Chittor makes victim of Godly for the satanics. It hangs an innocent in place of thief. It destroys the weak to deny opportunity to aggressors. It sets fire to one’s own house so that the incendiary could not set fire to one’s own house. The sacred fire of Chittor disappoints the evil doer, but is unable to destroy him. But this dagger of revenge, this dagger of anger accomplishes both the tasks. One who violates our bodies or religion to him, if not today, tomorrow, if not at night at day, now or later, during daylight or in darkness, during seizure or embrace, awake or asleep, wherever the opportunity occurs, this indignant dagger of righteous anger seeks out and punishes for his misdeed. Hence aggressor is more afraid of this dagger of revenge than of the sacred fire of Chittor. This dagger may not probably help to save the chastity of a young girl! But it surely will revenge the violated chastity. The prowess of this revenge will also save the chastity of other hundreds of virgins. My revenge, the revenge of my religion! I have taken revenge for those virgins who have been violated by this evil man. No other officer will dare to wander with free and shameless arrogance in the Hindu garden plucking the beautiful flowers of Hindu beauties! Because like a serpent this dagger moves in the garden and bites him. This they have experienced. If not, taste this poison again!!!
     
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    Needless to say that Savarkar was a fool. Hinduism is far, far from a single, monolithic entity. It cannot be turned into a monolithic entity, nor should it be, as religion in India was always very decentralized and pluralistic. This is one of the most important aspects of Indian civilization.

    In fact, even Islam is not a monolithic entity, especially not the Islam in India, and Pan-Islamists are among the most deluded people in the world.
     

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