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Why Northeast’s Past Is Not Attractive To The Mainland Historians

Why Northeast’s Past Is Not Attractive To The Mainland Historians

For the Northeast, it’s not about rewriting history. It’s about their history being heard in mainland India. It is about not having to prove their Indianness over and over again.

01 July 2022
There Flowed A River: In Search Of The Vedic Saraswati

There Flowed A River: In Search Of The Vedic Saraswati

Establishing the existence of the mythical river is key to the Hindu nationalist project of validating their origin story

01 July 2022

Burden Of History And The Need To Erase The Past For Political Gains

Historiography under previous governments can, and should, be contested. But history that’s being rewritten under the present government is not merely to...

History Revision: Can’t Excavate The Acrimony Of The Past, It's Time To Reconcile And Move Ahead

History Revision: Can’t Excavate The Acrimony Of The Past, It's Time To Reconcile And Move Ahead

We don’t need to excavate the acrimony of the past. Rather, we need to be honest about it, accept it and move beyond it. A country that needs to reconcile...

01 July 2022

Everything That's Wrong With Rewriting History Under Hindutva Nationalism

The BJP, with its insistence on the purity of Hindu Rashtra, would sadly reduce the soaring generosity of their founding vision to the petty bigotry of...

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17 June 2022
What Drives Sanatan Sanstha, The Controversial Hindu Right-wing Organisation?

What Drives Sanatan Sanstha, The Controversial Hindu Right-wing Organisation?

Founded in 1990 by Dr Jayant Balaji Atavale, a hypnotherapist, the Sanatan Sanstha is registered as a charitable organisation. A few people linked to the...


17 June 2022
Temple Run: Clash Of History And Faith Threatens Age-old Communal Harmony In Goa

Temple Run: Clash Of History And Faith Threatens Age-old Communal Harmony In Goa

For generations now, absence of consistent and rigorous public discourse about Goa’s colonial history had led to a tentatively harmonious co-existence of...


03 June 2022
Mandir-Masjid Row: Bengal's Adina Mosque, Largest In Indian Subcontinent, Next In Line?

Mandir-Masjid Row: Bengal's Adina Mosque, Largest In Indian Subcontinent, Next In Line?

Even though the Adina mosque has been in the crosshairs of Hindutva activists of late, there is very little evidence to suggest that any temple existed there...


03 June 2022
Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of Temples And Mosques In Gyanvapi Complex

Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of Temples And Mosques In Gyanvapi Complex

If Hindus and Muslims accept the historical facts of Gyanvapi with an open mind, this issue can be resolved amicably, and serve as a model for other disputed...


03 June 2022
Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Viswanath Temple Dispute: Kashi is where fact, faith and fiction come together to form a unique tapestry of text, subtext and context.


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03 June 2022
Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

As the campaign to remove the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi gains momentum, another Ayodhya looms large over India.


03 June 2022
From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi...


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