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Hindutva
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 02.07.20

Love in the time of hate: The amorous jihad

But if one side of this story is mired in fanaticism and paranoia, the other — that of Sanauallah Khan and four others, who had been falsely accused of gang-raping a Hindu woman — is a tes...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi in

India  /  Published 04.06.20

Savarkar: flyover fight on

The Hindu Right wing and pro-Kannada organisations are engaged in a battle over naming flyovers in BJP-ruled Karnataka.While the Hindutva brigade wanted two flyovers, one each in Bangalore and Mangalo...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

In deep water: Ganga as 'ninja virus'

Few things can be as dangerous as an unscientific temper and a false sense of safety at the time of a pandemic. Worryingly, in India, such predispositions are being encouraged by the various arms of t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.20

Toxic compartments

In a 1995 interview, Harun Farocki, the late German film-maker, spoke about the ideas of the Enlightenment in his thought and work. “It seems to me something has changed in the last 15-20 years... T...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Lessons on tolerance from the great Mughal

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By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

A view from within the Sangh Parivar

One of the paradoxes of the Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) movement in India which has moved from strength to strength in recent decades has been its ability to woo and win over an increasing number of ...
By Tapan Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 31.03.20

New Congress for a new India

Jyotiraditya Scindia was known to be close to the Gandhi family. But that did not stop him from resigning from the Congress and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Scindia quitting the Congress is not...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in


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