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R. Jagannathan in the DNA argues it was:
...despite frequent lip-service to the idea of an undivided India by the Sangh Parivar and even secularists, the bitter truth is that it was the best thing to happen to us. An undivided India on Jinnah's terms would have reduced the whole of the region to Pakistan-like chaos. We would have had not just three countries, but more than 20 of them, allowing none to survive as secular nations. By agreeing to Partition, Nehru and Patel saved the rest of the nation from the mess Jinnah created. They did the right thing.
The real tragedy is not that Indians have been unable to see Jinnah differently, as some secular historians would have us believe, but that we still hold rose-tinted notions about undivided India. It is time to abandon the idea.
Read the full piece: Partition was good
R Jagannathan in the DNA on why the PM has so far come off better than his BJP counterpart in their visceral, verbal skirmish:
Advani would have fared better if he had chosen his words more carefully, and planned his defence in advance before lunging at the PM. Start with the primary allegation that Singh is a weak prime minister. The choice of the word "weak" here is wrong, for the word is subject to many interpretations.
Read the full article: The mouse that roared