An excerpt from Revolutionary Passions shows that Bhagat Singh – who the Hindu Right tends to project as an antidote to the Congress and Gandhi – not only had close relations with Congress leaders, but was also critical of Hinduism.
In defending Islam against critics, the preacher’s facile, tactless and naive claims about its superiority violated basic norms of tolerance. Whether that amounts to instigation of terrorism against others or is enough to condemn him is another matter.
Ram Bahadur Rai’s dismissal of the Constitution is not new, what is new is his attack on Ambedkar.
Members of the Sangh Parivar have been perpetuating the colonial view of Indian history.
An improbable artist slowly comes alive in a new translation of Girti Deevarein, Upendranath Ashk’s classic novel.