An extract from ‘The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf’, edited by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louër.
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 Being the ‘Other’: The Muslim in India, Saeed Naqvi chronicles the events that have led to Muslims being identified as the ‘other’ in the country.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
The Pakistani army will probably always be suspicious of Nawaz Sharif when he talks to his Indian counterpart.
Is the kind of history written by young scholars like Venkat Dhulipala going to be reduced to waging old wars with equally ageing analytical equipment?