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Hindutva
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 25.12.18

The holy spirit of unity

The impulse at the heart of religions is far from aggressive or exclusionary; religions are forever in respectful conversation with one another. This seems to have been the message underlying the invi...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 27.11.19

Hindutva activist killed

A Hindu Yuva Vahini activist from Gautam Buddha Nagar was found hanging from a tree on Wednesday morning in the latest murder of a Right-wing leader in the heartland in recent months.Sandeep Nagar, 30...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.19

Celebrate the Nobel, not the attire

Sir — Many Indians are celebrating the fact that Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee attended the Nobel Prize ceremony in traditional Indian attire. But such jubilation, especially when it comes to Du...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 04.01.19

The power of hatred generated by 2014 election

Further, Uday Chandra analyses the complicated negotiations in the somewhat politically marginal Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Also, the Aam Aadmi Party remains in contention as a welfare-oriented centr...
By Raziuddin Aquil 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

India  /  Published 22.08.19

What drove Savarkar to Hindutva

Savarkar had entered the Cellular Jail a passionate promoter of Hindu–Muslim amity, having, among other things, lavished fulsome praise on the Muslim heroes of 1857 such as Awadh ruler Wajid Ali and...
By Vaibhav Purandare in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.19

Adhir tears into BJP’s idea of religion

When speaker after speaker from the BJP quoted Rishi Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore in a debate, Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury asked if the pantheon of great leader...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

If the Left has to recover, it must reinvent itself

I am often asked: why has the Left, so powerful less than a decade ago, suddenly got eclipsed? The question is pertinent. True, the eclipse of the Left is mainly in the electoral arena, and the Left...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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