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BJP Has Been Effective in Transmitting Its Version of Indian History...

By CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT,  PRADYUMNA JAIRAM Will the Congress government re-rewrite the history textbooks of Rajasthan, or is the Hindu nationalist version bound to prevail? And if...

How the RSS operates within India’s Constitution as an organizational structure

The following are the objects of RSS as enshrined in its constitution: To eradicate the fissiparous tendencies arising from diversities of sect, faith, Caste and...

Hindutva not premodern theocracy but modern ethnic nationalism

Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar’s We Or Our Nationhood Defined: A Review On March 6th 1992, when hundreds of Kar Sevaks marched on the streets of Ayodhya...

JNU’s culture of dissent and free speech has made it a...

JNU, NDTV, Congress, Left, MSM … Divided by Internet Hindus, united by 2002.1 (Twitter handle ‘Internet Hindu’) It appeared my image on TV was very...

Narendra Modi is India’s Trump

It’s easy to get caught up in our own drama of Trumpian populism, especially with public impeachment hearings beginning. But it’s important to remember...

Ayodhya’s Forgotten Mahant and His Message of Peace

By Valay Singh As the 26th death anniversary of Baba Lal Das approaches, his memory stands virtually erased from Ayodhya. On November 16, 1993, Lal Das,...

Next on VHP Agenda: Reconstruction of J&K temples, cow protection

VHP’s biggest campaign, to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, is nearing completion. Hindutva organisation to now focus on staying relevant.

RSS collaborated with British rulers, Muslim League

Hedgewar, Golwalkar forbade followers from joining Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom struggle. The RSS said Muslims and Christians, and not the British, were the enemy. “The Sangh must stay away from programmes born out of momentary enthusiasm and outbursts of mercurial emotions. Association with such programmes will only harm the stability of the Sangh,” said Golwalkar, the second supremo of the RSS.

RSS built Shabari temple to lure Gujarat adivasis stoking hate for...

Aseemanand fabricated myths to fit local landscape into the Ramayana. ‘Saints’ such as Morari Bapu and Rithambara spewed venom. Violence followed

Hindutva icon SP Mookerjee empowered Muslim League, did not protest Art...

'Let me now refer to the situation that may be created in the province as a result of any widespread movement launched by the Congress. Anybody, who during the war, plans to stir up mass feeling, resulting internal disturbances or insecurity, must be resisted by any Government that may function for the time being'

Fascism, Nazism shaped Hindu nationalism of RSS, Hindu Mahasabha

A systematic analysis of how Italian fascism and German Nazism shaped Hindu fundamentalism of RSS, Hindu Mahasabha

RSS man Nanaji Deshmukh who justified 1984 Sikh massacre is a...

Deshmukh suggested that the massacre of Sikhs after Indira Gandhi's assassination was not the handiwork of any group or anti-social elements but the result of a genuine feeling of anger. He did not distinguish the action of the two security personnel of Indira Gandhi, who happened to be Sikhs, from that of the whole Sikh community

Narendra Modi is flirting with authoritarianism: Harvard Political Review

After decades of religious and political turmoil, recent changes to India’s Constitution have threatened to disrupt the fragile security of millions of the country’s...