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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883–1996), better known as Veer Savarkar, created an organization in 1902 with the goal of attaining India's complete independence from the British.

This was to be accomplished via any means necessary, including military conflict and bloodshed.

The organization was founded when Savarkar was a student at Ferguson College in Pune, and it quickly grew into a breeding ground for young revolutionaries from the area.

In 1906, he travelled to the United Kingdom to study law at Grays Inn, and while there, he founded India House, a gathering place for Indian students, as a branch of the organization.

The Abhinav Bharat Society reflected its founder's ideals, which were at contrast with Gandhi's nonviolence.

Many young Indians were drawn to the organization by the impassioned language promoting violence heard at its gatherings, and many important members of the first Congress government were previously members.

After the assassination of Curzon Wylic in London by Madan Lal Dhingra, a staunch follower of the cause, the organization gained recognition.

Many of the organization's founding members were executed by the British or spent years in exile in the Andaman Islands.

Savarkar was exiled or imprisoned for twenty-seven years, keeping him apart from the Indian people.

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See also: 

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand; Nationalism; Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar