Thackeray freely, openly, and often admitted his admiration for Hitler, his book, the Nazis, and their methods.
Do some substitutions in those sentences along the lines Thackeray wanted to do with Mein Kampf.
One TV reporter spoke of “sporadic incidents of vandalism by [supporters] aggrieved by the condition of Thackeray.”
Thackeray, it said, “like a veteran general, commanded his loyal Shiv Sainiks to retaliate by organized attacks against Muslims.”
Indeed, what you get is a more than adequate description of … no surprise, Thackeray himself.
This observation was a valuable hint, on the part of Thackeray, as to whom he considered his master in art.
Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.
Thackeray gives a different account of this interview and of that with Charles Yorke, we know not whence derived.
Thackeray's own explanation was more characteristic than convincing.
But we doubt whether half a page of deliberately picturesque description can be found in any of Thackeray's first-class works.