Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC 12) began its new season on September 29 and every episode of the show is infotainment at best.
In its episode on October 26, Amitabh Bachchan welcomed Koshlendra Singh Tomar from Madhya Pradesh on the hot seat. Koshlendra is a Gram Panchayat Secretary who loves his village. He went on to win prize money of Rs 40,000.
He quit on the question worth Rs 80,000. The question was, 'The Indian War of Independence, 1857' was the work of which of the following authors? The options were Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, and Rabindranath Tagore. The correct answer was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
Koshlendra Singh was left with no lifelines at this point as he had already used all of it for the earlier question so he decided to quit the game.
'The Indian War of Independence, 1857' by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
The book was written initially in Marathi by Savarkar in response to the celebrations in Britain of the 50th anniversary of the 1857 Indian uprising.
The book was influenced by histories of the French Revolution and the American Revolution. Additionally, Karl Marx had published a short article named "The Indian Revolt" in the New-York Tribune in 1857 and later went on to write the book "The First Indian War of Independence 1857-58" in the advancing years. Savarkar published his book later in 1909, using much the same format as Marx's work.
The book, to this date, is considered to be an influential work in Indian history and nationalist writing and one of Savarkar's most influential works in developing and framing ideas of Hinduism.