This book is an attempt to open up the supposedly secret world of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by someone with an insider’s knowledge of the philosophy, organisational structure and working
of this huge cadre-based organisation. As a senior member who has managed various responsibilities in the RSS over the years, Ratan Sharda has achieved his intent ably in this book.
It has long been acknowledged that the best way to know the RSS (or the National Volunteer Organisation) is to join it. Perhaps this is why there is very little literature on how the RSS functions. This vacuum has been skilfully filled by the author through his book, RSS 360º – Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
There is generally a set format for writing about organisations, especially national level ones such as the RSS. Ratan Sharda has not, however, followed the beaten path. The intent behind his book is to lift the alleged
veil of secrecy from the organisation. He presents a comprehensive view of the Sangh’s philosophy, its workings and its humungous reach through various affiliate organisations across India, in a simple and easy flowing manner.
About the Author :
Dr. Ratan Sharda is an ERP consultant. He was awarded PhD on RSS. Topic – Understanding RSS through its Resolutions – with focus on Northeast, Jammu Kashmir and Punjab. He has helped publish and edit 16 English books on wide range of subjects and is a TV Panelist on major English and Hindi networks. His book #RSS360 degree – Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is a bestseller. He has also written the book Sangh and Swaraj. He wrote a biography of ‘Prof. Rajendra Singh’, fourth Sarsanghchalak of RSS in Hindi He has also co-authored a Hindi book ‘Aapada Prabandhan’ on Disaster Management.
He has also translated two important Hindi books of RSS thinktank Shri Ranga Hari from Hindi to English – Guruji – Vision and Mission, Incomparable Guruji – biography of Shri M S Golwalkar, 2nd chief of RSS. Reviewed and edited Hindi translation path breaking book ‘Being Different’ written by renowned public intellectual, Rajiv Malhotra.
He is also columnist in www.newsbharati.com, Organiser, www.merinews.com, Panchajanya weekly, ThePrint etc and has written by invitation in Times of India, Economic Times, Sunday Guardian etc.