Books  /  Published 09.04.21

Selective enlightenment

“Manusmrti, and its precepts, have remained a central iconic text in the sanctioning of caste and gender hierarchies, repression, and political subjugation (p.31).” “Normative Brahma...
By Bibek Debroy in

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.21

Descartes and Ambedkar’s roads to modernity

One decision can sometimes be followed by another. The intervening time between the two can be short or extended, invariant or transformational. How important is this time and can it affect the final ...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

India  /  Published 23.03.21

UGC: what drives 'Idea of Bharat'

The University Grants Commission has come out with a draft undergraduate history syllabus that some teachers and students said attempted “saffronisation and distortion” by playing up the V...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 06.11.20

Hinduism through an ulcerous eye

Ignoring the contemporary scene (Introduction), the PhD student on historical origins (other nine chapters) also fails the course in research methodology. The seven oceans of Hindu cosmology had salt-...
By Bibek Debroy in

World  /  Published 02.10.20

Funerals are not for showing off: Outfit

The South African Hindu Maha Sabha (SAHMS) has said funeral is a time to honour the departed with “sanskaar and discipline” and should not be used as “an opportunity to flaunt wealth...
By PTI in Johannesburg


India  /  Published 29.08.20

‘Minority’ plea on Hindus in 9 states

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Union ministries of law and minority welfare on a petition seeking the declaration of Hindus as minorities in nine states to enable them to run and man...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.07.20

Rao proves why he’s Modi govt’s darling

M. Nageswara Rao tweeted on Saturday: “Story of Project Abrahamisation of Hindu Civilization 1. Deny Hindus their knowledge 2. Vilify Hinduism as collection of superstitions 3. Abrahamise Educat...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.04.19

Modi utters 'Hindu' 13 times in one speech

By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 20.08.19

Rise and fall of the Brahmo Samaj

The Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was denied the status of a minority religion in an order issued by the West Bengal Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department in September 2017. The context was ...
By in

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Baseless attacks on citizens' rights

A sure-fire way to destroy an edifice is to attack its foundation. While this strategy is best adopted by doctors — to treat the root cause of illness — majoritarian bodies in India can be counted...
By The Editorial Board in


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