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Ahistoricity of Savarkar’s Rehabilitation Project

VD Savarkar

An aggressive campaign to rehabilitate VD Savarkar (1883-1966) as great Indian freedom fighters is under way. He is being touted as a legendary Indian nationalist, freedom fighter who spent 50 years in the Cellular Jail [CJ]. Multiple mercy petitions of his are hailed as a ruse to secure freedom in …

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What happened to Allama Iqbal

What happened to Allama Iqbal

The renowned Urdu poet Iqbal ( known as Allama Iqbal ) was secular and a nationalist in his youth. In 1904 he wrote his famous song ‘Saare jahaan se achcha Hindustan hamaara‘.

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Akhilendra Pratap Singh on a Political Platform

Akhilendra Pratap Singh

Along with broader movement against the authoritarian project of RSS and BJP, emphasis must be laid on the politicisation of society and balance of social forces must be changed Akhilendra Pratap Singh Swaraj Abhiyan Recently, senior journalist Santosh Bhartiya interviewed me on the contradictions of the left movement. Responding to …

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Chronology of Arvind Kejriwal’s flirtation with Hindutva

Arvind Kejriwal

Shameless Kejriwal : Neutrality at this point of time only means connivance with hate mongers The Delhi government sanction to prosecute sedition charges against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and other unambiguously reflect the agenda that AAP is following and all those who believed that Kejriwal is a …

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Hindutva : Myths and realty

Shamsul Islam

[This essay is in response to demand from friends across the globe to make available a concise primer on the toxic ideology of Hindutva based on its own archives for ready reference.] Introduction The term Hindutva took birth with the appearance of VD Savarkar‘s book titled Hindutva in 1923. Savarkar’s …

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Peace and harmony need of the hour to protect Idea of India

Vidya Bhushan Rawat at deekshabhoomi

Douse the flames of hatred and act impartially to bring peace and harmony in Delhi Deeply disturbing scenes of violence in East Delhi are floating since yesterday where over 5 persons have been killed including one policeman of Delhi police in the violence. We don’t know whether they were killed …

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