Historian Arjun Dev, editor of the manuscript, has said the government institution is unhappy that the book details the counter-productive role Hindutva groups played in the freedom struggle.
“What RSS promotes is fantasy not history….There is nothing common between history and such mythology.”
‘The BJP lacks the intellectual resources to offer an alternative view of Indian history that will meet even minimum disciplinary standards of historical research so is attempting to produce a new past by administrative fiat,’ says Gopinath Ravindran, former member secretary of the ICHR.
The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.
The thumping victory of the BJP in 2014 creased the foreheads of many people, including those who are now symbolically protesting by returning their awards. There was, after all, the past experience of the earlier BJP-led NDA regime, with the rewriting of history textbooks still fresh in their minds. The campaign which Dinanath […]
Some essential wisdom on the danger of taking scripture too literally.
As teachers, scholars and researchers of the media we are deeply disturbed by the obduracy and high-handedness shown by the authorities to the legitimate issues and questions raised by the students of FTII who have been on strike since June 12, 2015. It has now been established that […]
The students of FTII know they are fighting for more than just the independence of their institution
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