Rabindranath Tagore

BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Credit: PTI

The Perils of Saffron Nationalism

To the eternal credit of our founding matas and pitas in the constituent assembly, they refused to replace India with Bharat despite pleas by some members. The BJP’s call today to make the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ the test of patriotism is not a way of upholding the constitution but of undoing it.