Edited by his great-granddaughter Neera Burra, Ruchi Ram Sahni’s A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is a remarkable historical document.
The way some politicians made a string of visits to the murdered boy’s family helped in giving a communal undertone to the crime, which prima facie looks like a result of family outrage.
A dig through the archives reveals just how curious it is for RSS and BJP to dictate to all Indians how and when they need to display their patriotism.
Twenty-five years after the Babri Masjid demolition, the day he watched his life crumble is still fresh in Latifi’s memory.
From a midnight probe into Padmavati’s palace to op-eds siding with the fringe group, a majority of the coverage has been largely supportive of not just the protestors but also the cause.
Nabina Das’s third poetry collection, ‘Sanskarnama’, is a searing commentary of our times.
To set the record straight, Hindi is not even the national language of India, but is a link language like English.
The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar also accused the previous Samajwadi Party regime in the state of being biased towards “members of a particular community.”
“It starts with one house and slowly, the whole area will become Muslim-dominated. We cannot allow this to happen.”
What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion?
Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.
Earlier this week, Myanmar authorities had displayed the bodies of Hindu villagers they say were killed by Muslim insurgents.
The fact that the university’s mess remained closed in the afternoon during Ramzan was the truth, but that this was done to force non-Muslims to fast was post-truth.
Harsh Mander’s ‘Where Are India’s Dissenting Hindus?’
As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
The beginning to countering the politics of hate lies in self-reflection, in digging deep into the everyday discourses we participate in that mark the “other” and in recognising the “other” in the “us”.
Going by Mohan Bhagwat’s logic, everyone in Kazakhstan would have to be a nomad because that’s what Kazakh means. And Pakistanis would all be, by definition, pure.
Justice P.B. Sawant Blasts Bombay High Court for ‘Dangerous’ Order on Bail for Men Accused of Communal Murder
The former Supreme Court judge said that granting bail to the accused, charged with murder, on grounds that they were provoked in the name of religion, could likely aggravate the communal atmosphere in the country.
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.
What the Rohith Vemula and Najeeb Ahmed cases tell us about how India’s relationship with its ‘others’ – the minorities – is pathologised by the enforcement of exaggerated discourse of difference amidst unrecognisably similar lives and cultural practices.
M. Hashim Kidwai’s memoir recollects the student movements at Lucknow University, the role of Muslims in resisting Partition, and their participation in politics and academics after Independence.
After Mexicans and Muslims, the Jews, Hindus, Mormons and Sikhs could become the next targets of his bigotry.
Article 48 of the constitution was worded in scientific terms and not on religious lines. But it is clear that the formulation of the provision involved a distinctive presence of religious fervour.
Just as M.N. Roy moved away from Marxism and Nehru from the socialism of his earlier years, the Jana Sangh leader left the Hindu nationalism of Golwalkar to chart his own course
India Today TV has exposed how Dalits are not allowed to enter Hindu houses of worship.