Literature

SALMAN KHURSHID BOOK: RAHUL GANDHI WEIGHS IN ON HINDU-HINDUTVA DEBATE

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated that Hinduism and Hindutva are two different things and asserted that people should explore the differences. He was referring to the recent book that was published by Salman Khurshid, where he equates BJP’s Hindutva with radical Islamic groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram of Nigeria.... Read more

TANZANIAN-BORN NOVELIST ABDULRAZAK GURNAH WINS NOBEL FOR LITERATURE

Gurnah who focuses his work on colonialism and the experience of refugee crisis and trauma won the Nobel Prize for Literature on 7 October 2021. The Swedish Academy praised Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazal Gurnah and described his work as “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism”.... Read more

NAME CHANGES TO EDITS IN NOTES: REWRITING HISTORY

On being simply notified by a twitter user and an RSS ideologue, Ratan Sharda, the Ministry of Culture has removed a certain paragraph about the Mughal Empire from the KnowIndia website. Though being an uncertain, barely noticeable incident... Read more

100 YEARS SINCE THE MAPPILA REVOLT, NOW BEING ERASED FROM HISTORY

On 24 August, a committee of 3 members from the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) reviewed the names of ‘freedom fighters’ from 1857 to the independence in 1947, and has decided to remove 387 names of martyrs who died in the Malabar Rebellion of 1921. ... Read more