History, memory and identity

The idea of nationality as a marker of belonging emanating from one’s ancestral land is neither new nor unique.

Can Hindutva be dismantled?

There are about 1.2 billion Hindus in the world. India, which has a population of 1.4 billion, has 80 per cent of its population Hindu. This means that there are 1.1 billion Hindus in India or 93 per cent of the global Hindu population. 

Congress vis-à-vis BJP

The BJP's strategy provides a good model. There is only one Hindutva party in India. All Hindutva forces are together, from the BJP to the Bajrang Dal. The Congress, by contrast, allowed itself to be splintered again, thus fragmenting secular politics.