Saving History from Historians

Murali Balaji

The late Marxist historian DD Kosambi continues to wield tremendous influence on the study of Hinduism. But his disciples have disallowed any rational critique of the man and have zealously ignored the religion’s diversity


Why Hindutva’s street fighter refuses to deviate from his cause

Aggression of the ascetic

Deconstructing Modi’s semiotic war: Is it the end of Nehruvian India?

From Hinduism to Hindutva at the Kumbh

Like 1989, the VHP has used the occasion to rouse communal sentiment, which the BJP hopes will work to its advantage in Uttar Pradesh

Old Tricks, New Battle

The VHP’s call to a Hindu ‘awakening’. Mob violence in Uttar Pradesh. Fearful minorities. The Ramjanambhoomi Movement is back. Whether it will work is less certain.

Thread That Binds

200 Muslim families of two UP villages make the kalainara, the holy thread of Hindus.

A Bible on Hinduism

Hinduism as we know it was a British creation. DN Jha reveals a few home truths


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