Hindutva goes Semitic way

In more than two decades the emergence and surge of right in Indian politics have been primarily dominated by Hindutva and since may last year when BJP formed its government in centre  with clear majority on its own it also brought several questions on surface of academic and political debate. Continue reading “Hindutva goes Semitic way”

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Who blinks first Modi or RSS?

The ongoing debate on Conversion vs reconversion ( the so called “ Gharwapsi” ) has heated up the political temeprature of country and put RSS and its disciple Narendra Modi in a eyeball to eyeball situation where both can not sustain their position for a long and it would be interesting to watch who blinks first? Continue reading “Who blinks first Modi or RSS?”

How Hindu right turns left ?

In Last few weeks Modi government has exposed to the ever lasting dichotomy of Hindu rights in Indian politics. Although Hindu nationalists claim the division of right and left in modern polity is more a borrowed concpet for India as it was concptualised during french revolution where first parliament sat and those who sat on right side were termed as rights and those who sat on the left side became left but it was not so simple and had some ideological conotations for this. But division of right and left has not been so easy and in last few centuries it has journeyed  a long road  and several ideologies shaped this whole debate . In contemporary political scene only two things divide the debate of right and left , one who supports Israel and USA along with more free market economy are considered right  . Continue reading “How Hindu right turns left ?”

Don’t make Modi Alexander of Hindus let him be focused to governance.

Earlier I had decided to not talk or write anything which would sound as an assessment on the performance of government headed by Narendra Modi  even before it completes its one year term but after six months of its tenure it looks imperative to talk on the government. Continue reading “Don’t make Modi Alexander of Hindus let him be focused to governance.”

The dilemma of Hindutva

In last one month the debate on Hindutva has  come  in forefront of Indian media and politics. This debate was reignited for several reasons few of them were result of some statements from ministers of union cabinet and some were due to few  other incidents. A first time member of parliament and newly inducted member in union cabinet used some derogatory words in her public rally  which was later taken as an abuse by some particular community and in  one other instance senior member of union cabinet demanded the religious book of Hindus “ ShrimadbhagwatGita” to be declared as national book. Apart from these statements two other incidents also drew the attention of media as well as politicians across the country. Continue reading “The dilemma of Hindutva”

Is Lalu Mulayam Reunion a non event?

For last few days one political development has taken everyone with surprise , the development of political reunion of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav and even cementing this relation into  bond of marriage relationship.

I have tried to read between the lines of  this reunion and its larger implications on Indian politics. Continue reading “Is Lalu Mulayam Reunion a non event?”

Will Prakash Karat be new Harkishan singh Surjeet?

Merely a one week ago the Congress strong man and leader from Kerala A K Antony hinted that Congress is not averse to doing business with left front if such situation arises. But general secretary of CPI (M) Prakash karat took only less than one week to respond to this congress overtures and laid down his plan for the next general elections where he will try to repeat Harkishan Singh Surjeet for himself. Prakash Karat hopes to repeat the era of 1996 in Indian politics and emerge as the pivotal to non congress secular front. Continue reading “Will Prakash Karat be new Harkishan singh Surjeet?”