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About The Book
This book is an attempt to open up the supposedly secret world of the RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by someone with an insider's knowledge of the philosophy,organisational structure and working of this huge cadre-based organisation, as a coremember who has managed various responsibilities over the years.
It has long been stated that the best way to know RSS (or the National VolunteerOrganisation) is to join it. One does not require a sting operation to understand itsteachings. Perhaps this is why there is very little literature on how RSS functions. Thisvacuum has been ably filled by the author through his book, Secrets of RSS -Demystifying the Sangh.
There is generally a set format for writing about organisations, especially national levelones such as the RSS. Ratan Sharda has not, however, followed the beaten path. Theintent behind his book is to remove the veil of secrecy around the organisation, and hehas tried to present the Sangh's philosophy with this sole aim in mind.
About The Author
Ratan Sharda has been an RSS member since his childhood, working across variouslevels of the organisation over the years. He also worked as an Akhil Bharatiya VidyarthiParishad (ABVP) member during the Emergency period of 1975-77 and was an activestudent leader. Sharda was jailed during the Emergency, when he was the GeneralSecretary of his College Students' Union. During his days as a senior activist, heworked closely with nearly all major RSS-affiliated organisations. He, hence, enjoys awide exposure to the working style of not only the RSS, but of its affiliated organisationsas well. Sharda is a founder member of the Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra (Centre forInternational Studies), Mumbai, having acted as its General Secretary for eight years. Heis a managing committee member / advisor of two schools as well as a trustee ofvarious voluntary organisations.
Born in Mumbai in December 1954, he graduated from St. Xavier's College Mumbai,and went on to complete his post-graduation from Mumbai University in 1982. Shardaalso holds a Diploma in Textile Chemistry, and has had varied business experiences.
He is currently an information technology consultant, specialising in EnterpriseResource Planning.
Ratan Sharda is a well-known face on TV panels as commentator on national issues.
As a political analyst and columnist, he contributes to the Organiser, Newbharati andmerinews.com, among other magazines and newzines.
|Title:||RSS 360: Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh||Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||342|