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. 

Victim of half-truth~II

Although VD Sarvarkar, the then president of the Hindu Mahasabha, kept demanding Akhand Bharat or undivided India, ironically he was the one who propounded the twonation theory in 1923, in his book Hindutva, 17 years before Jinnah did in 1940. MS Golwalkar, the head of the RSS, also felt that the freedom movement should not be an anti-British struggle for territorial gains, instead it ought to be a movement towards establishing a Hindu nation. The Congress leadership had increasingly sidelined Gandhi by the end of 1946