Delhi University and the purging of Ramanujan

oct 29 1011by Mukul KesavanWhen I studied history as an undergraduate in Delhi University in the mid-1970s, A.K. Ramanujan’s essay, “Three Hundred Ramayanas”, hadn’t been written and therefore couldn’t be read. The current vice-chancellor of…

On Religious Leaders in Indian Politics

The Times of India,ARATI R JERATH 29 oct 2011 The year was 1952 and independent India's first general elections were in full swing. Only one person dared to challenge the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal…

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24 oct 2011This press statement was issued by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY on 19 October 2011 Over the last 22 years in Jammu and Kashmir, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act…

Bring charge sheet against Narendra Modi and the…

24 oct 2011 commentary by Manoj Mitta and Vidya Subrahmaniam]In another first for communal violence cases, amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran has proposed criminal action against senior police officers for causing death by negligence during the…

Goa steps back on gay tourism

24 oct 2011OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTNew Delhi: The Goa tourism ministry has scrapped a session on gay tourism at an industry festival after some local outfits and the Shiv Sena complained against it.The session on lesbian,…