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The Locations of Hindi

Hindi Nationalism by Alok Rai , Tracts for the Times 13, Orient Longman, Delhi, 2000; pp 138, Rs 150.

Malegaon Riots

The communal riots in Malegaon were the most serious in Maharashtra after the post-Babri masjid killings in the state in 1992-93. The riots have underscored once again the role of politicians in fanning communal tensions and the failure of the police and the administration to contain the violence in time and prevent it from spreading.

Shankaracharyas and Academics

I agree that these days the institutional space of social science research has changed considerably and not all may be aware of all the changes. A few days ago, I found myself ill at ease at the inauguration of an international seminar in an ICSSR institute where two Vedic priests were brought in...

RSS and the PM

Beading Sumanta Banerjee’s evaluation of Vajpayee’s rule (‘The Mask Slips Again’, December 16-22), I was reminded of famous Danish scientist Neils Bohr’s saying, “we are all actors and spectators of this great drama of existence: Man is his own mystery”. Neils Bohr was rewriting Shakespeare...

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