The role of literature in the transitional era

The role of literature in the transitional era

By Justice Markandey Katju India is passing through a painful transitional period in its history, the transition from a semi-feudal backward country to a highly developed, highly industrialised one. This historical transition can be successfully…



Great Injustice to Urdu in India By Justice Markandey Katju

Great Injustice to Urdu in India

By Justice Markandey Katju I have read the poetry of many countries in the world ( English, American, French, German, Russian, Spanish, etc ) as well of several Indian languages ( Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, etc…




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Sex workers in India

By Justice Markandey Katju ” Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke   Ye luttte hue kaaravaan zindagi ke   Kahaan hain kahaan hai muhaafiz khudi ke   Jinhe naaz hai Hind par woh kahaan…


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The Krishna obsession

By Justice Markandey Katju This article can be regarded as a sequel to my earlier article ‘The Krishna legend‘. Of all the deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, Lord Krishna is the most enrapturing…



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Justice Katju on Wasim Rizvi’s view

Wasim Rizvi’s view The demand of Wasim Rizvi,  former Chief of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board, to remove 26 verses from the Quran as they promoted ( according to him ) jihadist and terroristic…


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The Krishna legend

By Justice Markandey Katju Since the Holi festival is approaching in India which is associated with the life of Lord Krishna it would be interesting to deal with the legend of Krishna. Krishna, like Rama,…


Research News

Study to help Kinnow fruit juice industry

 New Delhi, March 15: In a welcome development for those involved in the Kinnow fruit juice industry, a team of researchers at the Department of Biotechnology’s Mohali- based Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing has…



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Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur

Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur ” Something is rotten in the state of Denmark ” said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and similarly it can be said that “ Something is rotten in IIT, Kharagpur ”….



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Urdu mushairas in the Indian Supreme Court

By Justice Markandey Katju An Urdu mushaira ( poetry session ) has never been held in the Pakistan Supreme Court, but after I became a Judge in the Indian Supreme Court I got it held…


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The demand of treating Punjabi as equal to Urdu is wholly justified: Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju Tomorrow, 14th March is being celebrated as Punjab Culture Day https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ludhiana/celebrating-tomorrow-in-paks-punjab-with-an-offical-order-the-punjab-culture-day-7226330/ The demand of treating Punjabi as equal to Urdu is wholly justified. Our subcontinent is a land of great diversity,…