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Hindutva
Opinion  /  Published 14.08.20

Two anniversaries

On the 15th of August 2007 — the sixtieth anniversary of Indian Independence — I published an article in the Hindustan Times about how our country was doing. At that stage, there...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Invite Babri demolition accused to Ram temple: Hindutva outfit chief

All 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case should be invited to the "bhumi pujan" ceremony for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and honoured, a Hindutva outfit leader ha...
By PTI in Ayodhya

India  /  Published 21.07.20

Uddhav will definitely go for Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan': Raut

Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will definitely go for the ground-breaking ceremony of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, party MP Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday. As...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

An Irish connection

When Leopold Bloom, the Jewish protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, is asked if he knew what a nation means: “A nation?” says Bloom, “A nation is the same people living i...
By Farzana Quader in

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.20

The lingering echoes of fascism

Although Jolly Mohan Kaul wrote that “the ugly face of fascism had horrified almost all shades of political opinion in India,” I can’t imagine a conversation here such as I overheard...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Hindutva: Towards a problematic unity

Hegemony of any ideology or political formation is possible when it can offer a vision that can potentially cut across existing social and economic divisions in society. Ideologies offer a moral visio...
By Ajay Gudavarthy and Prakash Desai in

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Love in the time of hate: The amorous jihad

Long before the term, ‘love jihad’, found traction in the popular imagination, Calcuttans had woken up to a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. In September 2007, a young, enterprisi...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

A garden for Buddha, to give peace a chance to grow

With yet another anniversary of the Babri Masjid vandalism approaching, Narendra Modi is presented with an opportunity to re-establish his authority as the caring and responsible prime minister of all...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Books  /  Published 15.11.18

To read the mind of behemoth RSS

Generally described as the sangh parivar, the RSS was set up in 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, a Telugu Brahmin doctor from Nagpur. Its objective has been to establish a Hindu rashtra. According to ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Books  /  Published 30.09.19

The Savarkar revival

The gesture comes at a time when relations between India and Pakistan have soured over the withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir by the Narendra Modi-led government. Pakistan Prime Mi...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in


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