The myth of Islamic contribution to India

The myth of Islamic contribution to India

Is it ignorance or agenda that drives Indian history narrative? The myth about Islamic contribution to India Actor Girish Karnad’s attack against V.S Naipaul,a Nobel laureate and celebrated author, at the Tata Literature Live festival was totally undeserving and in bad taste. It smacked of deep-seated prejudice and ignorance. Girish […]

 

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    The Indian apathy to Politics, a historical perspective

    In a democracy every individual has been vested with power to elect a government. The very act of casting ones ballot makes him a partner in governance. This is the power that democracy bestows on an individual but this message seems to be lost on the Indian voter. If we look […]

     
  • A few questions on Mumbai riots

    A few questions on Mumbai riots

    No pontification, no opinion, only a few questions on Mumbai riots. On the 65th anniversary of the founding of modern India, the people were greeted by unexpected violence in Mumbai. A grim reminder of India’s ghost that has haunted it since 1947. A unrecognised radical Islamist organisation called the Raza Academy which […]

     
  • Mental slavery of Indian intellectuals

    Mental slavery of Indian intellectuals

    One of the biggest deficiency of relying on contemporary historical records of the Muslim occupation of India is that most of the works were sponsored by the rulers to embellish their reign or private enterprise in recording history was to gain favour. In some cases the records were made very […]

     
  • Taj Mahal, built with tax payers money

    Perfidy of Indian education system, extolling virtuous tyrants

    The book, History of India as told by its Historians, the Muhammadan period, by Sir Henry Miers Elliot makes for fascinating reading. Sir Henry Elliot has put in a lot of hard work and research in collecting rare manuscripts in order to build a linear narrative of Indian history starting […]

     
  • Questions Aryan invasion theorists never answer

    Questions Aryan invasion theorists never answer

    For long scholars have only looked at retrofitting all available evidence and some fictional ones to prove an Aryan invasion of India. The AIT is a very uni-dimensional approach which has been disproved on all counts. This article is to question AIT proponents what proof have they found elsewhere especially […]

     
  • The Pretence of Pluralism

    The Pretence of Pluralism

    Rajiv Malhotra’s bestseller Being Different has helped me to take the discussion on secularism in India forward from the historical perspective I gave in my previous article. Secularism and respect for other religions is enshrined in the very ethos of Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism as its known today. Accepting another way of worship or respect for an alternate […]

     
  • Double Standards of the Election Commission

    Double Standards of the Election Commission

    The Congress party run-in with the Election Commission of India (ECI) is a well rehearsed act employed in every election whether it’s a state assembly election or the Lok Sabha elections. The recent collision or collusion between Salman Khurshid and Beni Prasad Verma of the Congress with the ECI on the Muslim […]

     
  • Do demographics support Priyanka’s comparison with Indira Gandhi?

    Do demographics support Priyanka’s comparison with Indira Gandhi?

    There seems to be a misplaced view among Congress party workers, supporters and detractors alike that PriyankaVadra is like a second coming of Indira Gandhi or someone who closely resembles her grand mother in looks and style that it will boost Congress electoral fortunes by reminding people of her grand […]