Rath Yatra

A Self-Effacing Hindu Nationalist

Swapan Dasgupta

LK Advani became the face of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation that redefined Indian politics

LK Advani, Bharat Ratna

An India where a Narendra Modi was made possible is indebted to the man who dared to hit the long road to Hindutva

In Praise of the Hindu Common Sense

The unravelling of secular intellectualism, from Kashmir to Ayodhya

Keep Walking

Tracing the footprints of long marches in politics

A Convenient Secularism

On the toning down of loudspeakers in mosques

Faith Uninterrupted

A pandemic lesson in crowd management from the Puri Rath Yatra

Questions of Identity

What does Islam mean to Indians, Muslim and non-Muslim

The Evolution of BJP

A historical insight into the Vajpayee-Advani jugalbandi

A Chariot in History

At a brainstorming session Pramod Mahajan came up with the idea of a nationwide grand yatra, Narendra Modi concurred and that was the beginning of the Ram Rath Yatra, catapulting the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on the national scene with LK Advani emerging as the face of Hindu aspirations

Golden Gate Rath Yatra

In America, a chariot procession means something else, something once associated with hippie culture


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