Since the past eight decades, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been influencing the Indian lifestyle. If there are a few responsible organisations which are different from the selfish ones the RSS is one which will be seen standing tall.
The author tells in this novel the story of a young boy Arvind who joins the RSS shakha while studying in class eight. He is the third of the three children, the other two being elder sisters. He is the blue-eyed boy of the family. He is surprised to see the environment in the shakha where instead of using abuses, he finds the members saying ?Vande Mataram? and ?Bharat Mata ki Jai?. He is fascinated by the fellow feelings among the volunteers and is happy to be sent to the Sangh Shiksha Varg camp at Pathankot.
Meanwhile he experiences the ill effects of terrorism in Punjab. He continues studying despite his financial condition not being good and goes to attend the RSS camp at Nagpur, promising his family to return soon. He regularly attends the RSS camps while giving attention to his mother and sisters.
Arvind gets married to Arti and he hears of Harjinder, a fellow RSS volunteer getting hit by terrorists. He is deeply distressed. He takes up the job of a clerk-cum-teacher. One day he becomes a Karsevak and joins the group under VHP leader Shri Ashok Singhal and Uma Bharati and goes to Ayodhya.
Arti and Shri Arvind pass through many ups and downs in life as Arvind continues to participate in Sangh activities.
Through the story of Arti and Arvind, the author presents a descriptive account of the activities of the RSS.
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