A Glimpse into the Hindu Rashtra of the Future

A Glimpse into the Hindu Rashtra of the Future

  RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, at an event celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita was quoted saying that, “All diverse languages and practices should co exist, but under the unifying idea of Bharat Mata. All diversities should be subservient to nationalism”, asking Muslims in India to accept that they were “all Hindus before being…

The Use and Abuse of History

The Use and Abuse of History

A number of intellectuals, civil society groups and activists came together at a two-day conclave on the theme “Idea of India: Two years of P.M. Modi, State of the Nation” at New Delhi’s India International Centre on May 23 and 24, 2016.  Here, historian Mridula Mukherjee addresses a panel on “The Use and Abuse of…

The Sanatan Dharma Recipe for Historical Writing and Research

The Sanatan Dharma Recipe for Historical Writing and Research

ICF speaks to Gopinath Ravindran The Indian Cultural Forum interviewed historian Gopinath Ravindran about the current establishment’s agenda for Indian historical research. Ravindran, who teaches at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, was Member Secretary of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) till he resigned halfway through his term in 2015. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons…