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The Brains Behind Modi Sarkar

How did a little-known think-tank end up supplying so many bureaucrats to the NDA government? Brijesh Singh reports Illu What do Ajit Doval, Nripendra Misra and PK Misra have in common? Of course, they are top bureaucrats whom Narendra Modi… Continue Reading →

Attackers of Wendy Doniger’s Book are Terrorized by the Past #Censorship

The tradition of sexuality in ancient Indian culture is what the attackers of Wendy Doniger’s book fear most, writes Janaki Nair   It is our good fortune that our knowledge of Hinduism does not come from the authorized versions that Dina… Continue Reading →

Dissent in the age of aggression #Censorship

VAISHNA ROY, The Hindu  The HinduNO PLACE FOR LOVE: Hindu Jagrana Vedike members staging a protest rally against Valentine’s Day celebrations in Bangalore, alleging that it is against Indian culture. File photo: K. Gopinath To create an aggressive image in… Continue Reading →

Download – The Hindus An Alternative History – Wendy Doniger

  THE PROBLEM: THINGS WITHOUT WORDS, WORDS WITHOUT THINGS (Page 91-92) What was the relationship between the people who composed the Vedas (the ancient Sanskrit texts beginning with the Rig Veda, in around 1500 BCE) and the people who lived in… Continue Reading →

Taking offence: Bangalore starts a movement to shame Penguin Books

By Khushali P Madhwani, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 13, 2014, Literary and art circles from city have exhorted people to return one book each that they own of Penguin imprint to the publisher Penguin is gearing up to receive and pulp all… Continue Reading →

Penguin’s disappointing surrender #Censorship

A quarter century ago, Penguin had published another controversial book, Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ Salil Tripathi  Photo: Miles Stepto/Shimer College/Wikimedia Commons This is not a ban; it is surrender. There is no nicer way to put it. Rather than… Continue Reading →

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