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“Mission in Asia”: Kita Ikki, V.D. Savarkar and Radical Nationalism in Early 20th Century Japan and India

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Mary L. Hanneman

University of Washington, Tacoma
About Mary L.
Mary L. Hanneman is Associate Professor of Modern Asian History at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Her Ph.D. is in Modern Japanese History from the University of Washington and she is the author of two books on Japan. The comparative intellectual history of late 19th and early 20th century Japan and India is a new area of research for her and she welcomes any comments or input in that area from ASIANetwork members.
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Abstract

In the course of the decade spanning the late 1930s to the late 1940s, two men, one in Japan, one in India, were arrested and tried for murders it was known they did not physically commit. One was found guilty, the other was acquitted for lack of evidence. In Tokyo, Kita Ikki was found guilty of ideological contributions to the February Twenty-sixth Incident, the 1936 coup d’etat attempt that resulted in the deaths of three leading figures in the Japanese government. He was executed by firing squad in 1937. Just over ten years later, in Delhi, lack of evidence led to the acquittal of V.D. Savarkar, tried for having made ideological contributions to the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.215
How to Cite: Hanneman, M.L., (2009). “Mission in Asia”: Kita Ikki, V.D. Savarkar and Radical Nationalism in Early 20th Century Japan and India. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts. 17(1), pp.67–78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.215
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Published on 01 Oct 2009.
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