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Why are a handful of people discomfited by the mention of Tipu Sultan?

Recently, portraits of India’s freedom fighters were hung on the walls of the Delhi Assembly building. Among them was a painting of Tipu Sultan, the popular Mysore ruler who had put up a fight against the British before the 1857 mutiny. The RSS brigade has expressed its displeasure about this particular portrait. But this opposition is not new. What are its implications?

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सुभाष गताडे वामपंथी कार्यकर्ता, विमर्शकार और अनुवादक हैं। जाति और आंबेडकर उनके विमर्श के महत्वपूर्ण विषयों में शामिल हैं। उन्होंने काशी हिंन्दू विश्वविद्यालय से एम.टेक. की डिग्री प्राप्त की। ये हिंदी, अंग्रेजी, उर्दू और मराठी में लिखते हैं। ‘बीसवीं शताब्दी में डॉ. आंबेडकर का सवाल’, ‘पहाड़ से उंचा आदमी: दशरथ मांझी’, 'दीनदयाल उपाध्याय : भाजपा के गांधी'(हिंदी), 'गाड्स चिल्ड्रेन : हिंदुत्वा टेरर इन इंडिया', 'दी सैफर्न कंडीशन : पालिटिक्स ऑफ रिप्रेशन एण्ड एक्सक्लूजन इन नियोलिबरल इंडिया' (अंग्रेजी), 'अम्बेडकर विरूद्ध राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ' (मराठी) में प्रकाशित इनकी महत्वपूर्ण किताबें हैं। ये निमयित तौर विभिन्न पत्र-पत्रिकाओं में लिखते रहते हैं। 1990 से 1999 तक इन्होंने ‘लोकदस्ता’ पत्रिका संपादन किया है

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