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Muslim Homecoming: How Probable is It?
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Muslim Homecoming: How Probable is It?

Virendra Parekh- December 21, 2020

The process of Muslims coming back to the Hindu fold has been going on for centuries, says Dr. Sharan, giving several examples from different times ... Read More

Trotting Out the Caste Horse and Flaying It
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Trotting Out the Caste Horse and Flaying It

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 30, 2020

In a recent article (July 1, 2020) in The New York Times, Isabel Wilkerson asserts that three “caste systems” have prevailed/persisted in human history: “The lingering, millenniums-long ... Read More

Aetiology of Subversion: The Delhi Riots of 2020
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Aetiology of Subversion: The Delhi Riots of 2020

Prakash Shah- October 17, 2020

Organised criminal networks will be drawing lessons from the Delhi conflagration but so must the Indian authorities. The international community, whose members have either remained ... Read More

The Indian Conservative – by Jaithirth Rao – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal
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The Indian Conservative – by Jaithirth Rao – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 27, 2020

The conversion of traditions to religions by Europeans, and Indians accepting it wholesale, is the root of all problems related to religion in India, says ... Read More

The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva and Other Essays – by Saumya Dey – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal – Part II
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The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva and Other Essays – by Saumya Dey – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal – Part II

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 27, 2020

Saumya Dey, who writes with care, does thorough research, and offers extensive references, is a person who can effectively challenge the “Breaking India” forces. They ... Read More

The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva and Other Essays – by Saumya Dey – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal – Part I
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The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva and Other Essays – by Saumya Dey – Reviewed by Dr. Pingali Gopal – Part I

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 27, 2020

Colonial consciousness has not left academia, despite constant talk of post-colonialism and how to deal with it. Our top academics, consciously or unconsciously, are eager ... Read More

On Wendy Doniger’s Alternative History
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On Wendy Doniger’s Alternative History

Dr. Aseem Shukla- August 2, 2020

Note: This is a reprint of Aseem Shukla’s 2010 essay. Also appended is the exchange he had with Wendy Doniger. History empowers and history emasculates. History, ... Read More