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Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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