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Ideology more important than money in electoral politics
The weight of what you stand for, your ideas, your ideology are the most important for winning an election. Ideas ignite movements and movements change the direction of politics. Thus, the contention that you need...
Tilak’s Nationalism
'Had the British not come to India, the Peshwas would have been ruling the entire country,' wrote Tilak in his newspaper. If the Peshwas had ruled the entire country, that would have meant horrific oppression...
The story of the Premchand Sahitya Sansthan in Gorakhpur
As students at Gorakhpur University, my friends and I acutely felt that if we were to fight the poverty, unemployment and misery of the area, we would have to revive the tradition of the progressive...
Unpacking biases in literature and history
When glowing articles on Kabir were appearing in foreign newspapers, Hindi writers were in deep slumber, writes Subhash Chandra Kushwaha
The plight of Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs in Kashmir
Ram Avatar says that after the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, people are reluctant to rent out...
Ali Anwar writes to opposition parties: ‘Pasmandas are not just a vote bank’
‘The motive in explaining the present situation is to help the opposition understand its responsibility. It’s not only...
Atrocities against the Meghwals in Rajasthan: A sociohistorical perspective
On 15 October 1962, Kaluram Meghwal went to the well of the Thakurs of his village, drank the...
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