Category Archives: RSS

What is Hindutva?

It splits the nation into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and discards Indian nationalism in favour of Hindu nationalism… By A G Noorani, Asian Age | December 11, 2016 Hindutva” sums up the ideology that moved champions of Hindu nationalism for decades … Continue reading

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With the RSS hosting iftar parties, is pseudo-secularism now a good thing?

In today’s climate of majoritarianism, tokenism may actually play a helpful role, allowing embattled Muslims to feel more politically secure. By Shoaib Daniyal, Scroll | July 1, 2016 In the 1980s, Lal Krishna Advani coined the term “pseudo-secularism” to describe … Continue reading

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RSS-backed magazine targets Ashoka: ‘He was reason for India’s decline… (but) worshipped as great’

The RVKP is affiliated to the Sangh Parivar as a part of the RSS’s tribal wing, the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, which is headquartered in Chhattisgarh. By Mahim Pratap Singh, The Indian Express | July 1, 2016   After Mughal Emperor … Continue reading

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My Modi Illusions Have Shattered, Thanks In Part To Donald Trump

By Riju Agarwal, The Huffington Post | June 9, 2016 During the 2014 general election, I, along with many other NRIs, pledged my vicarious support to the BJP and Narendra Modi. Any arguments that called into question Modi’s dubious human … Continue reading

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How Sangh Parivar is influencing India’s budding bureaucrats

A number of IAS aspirants coached by Samkalp, an institute inspired by the right wing, have been making it to the civil services. By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay Source: Recent reports that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) joint general secretary (Sah Sarkaryawah) … Continue reading

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Smriti Irani would’ve justified jailing Tagore for his nationalism: Ashis Nandy

Source: FirstPost | June 21, 2016 Political psychologist Ashis Nandy believes that the main reason for the BJP to appoint unqualified people to important institutional posts is because the party lacks intellectuals and competent people within its ranks. At the … Continue reading

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Modi has squandered the opportunity to modernise Hindu nationalism, says Foreign Policy magazine

The article argues that Hindu nationalism, which is rooted in the reaction of orthodox Hinduism to modern impulses, needed to be rethought for the 21st century. By Ajaz Ashraf, Scroll | June 9, 2016 If Narendra Modi was ever in … Continue reading

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