ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

The Healers

The Healers Nireekshak tried and failed than never to have tried at all". FEW political events have been watched so keenly or reported and analysed so extensively as the Congress split. And no wonder. In the decades before Independence the Congress was India, and for at least two decades after 1947 its political supremacy was unchallenged. A large section of the Indian Press had itself grown out of and with the movement for Independence so much so that, while no organic links existed between the Press and the Congress, sentimental ties remained strong even through controversy and disagreement. When the split came, last year, the Press seemed more shocked than most others. For some newspapers it has meant a parting of the ways with one or the other of the divided factions, while some others continue to nurse secret hopes of a reunion of the two factions. Whether or not these hopes will be realised is more than anyone can say. But the Press continues to take the closest interest in every little detail of Congress politics.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top