The J.L. Kapur Report noted at page 162, volume 1: “According to the Times of India, dated February 18, 1948, Ex. 242, Mr....
The proposed 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sadhu Bet island near the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat brings to the fore many environmental and livelihood issues. By LYLA BAVADAM in Sadhu Bet, Garudeshwar, Narmada district, Gujarat
The growing influence of Wahhabism, a radical stream of Islam, on Indian Muslims and on the political scene, especially south Indian politics, can cause further communal polarisation if the state fails to uphold the secular ethos. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
By T.K. Rajalakshmi in Mewat ELEVEN years ago, on October 15, 2002, the year communal riots rocked Gujarat, five Dalits...
A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself; significantly, he is always pitted against Nehru. By A.G. NOORANI
The subtext of Narendra Modi’s counterfactual about a putative Vallabhbhai Patel prime ministerial stint is the Sangh Parivar’s assumption that the destiny of the Indian “nation” has always been, and continues to be, in the direction of a Hindu “rashtra”. By SUHIT K. SEN
The BJP is advancing the politics of communal polarisation aggressively in various regions of the country through its many Hindutva factories, creating a situation that can have dangerous consequences beyond politics. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta in Purnea and Darbhanga EVER since the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party...
Communal polarisation is being achieved by different means in different States. The Sangh Parivar uses the issue of illegal immigration of Bangladeshis in Assam and Bihar, while the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena toes the Shiv Sena’s outsider line. In Haryana, passions are whipped up over cow slaughter.