Unearthing history by reinterpreting myths and traditions
Brahmanical history is based on myths. It neither has been constructed chronologically nor is factually correct. It has eclipsed the reality with a cobweb of myths. To establish a new creed, established dogmas must be disproven. Ish Mishra reviews ‘Mahishasur: Mithak va Paramparayen’ :
Communalism threatens freedom of expression
The murders of Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi and now Gauri Lankesh are not ordinary incidents. They are well-planned violent attacks on the Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression and an attempt to silence those who are speaking and writing the truth, says Ram Puniyani
No stopping Mahishasur in India as researchers abroad take note
The discourse centred on Mahishasur has led to hundreds of arrests in different parts of the country. All those arrested have been accused of violating Article 295A of the Indian Penal Code. Nawal Kishore Kumar explains how attempts to push this cultural protest into a legal tangle are failing
महिषासुर प्रकरण : दमन पर हौसला भारी, विदेशों में भी शोध शुरू
कथित तौर पर विविधता वाले भारत के कई हिस्सों में महिषासुर विमर्श को लेकर सैंकड़ों लोगों को गिरफ्तार किया गया है। सभी मामलों के केंद्र में महिषासुर और भारतीय दंड संहिता की धारा 295ए है। सांस्कृतिक प्रतिवाद को विधिक मामले में उलझाने की कोशिशें कैसे विफल हो रही हैं, बता रहे हैं नवल किशोर कुमार :
Gauri Lankesh wrote about 'Reclaiming Mahishasur'
What explains the increasing fascination for Mahishasur and other Asurs? Is it enough to dismiss this phenomenon by arguing that mythology is not history? Or that folklore cannot tell us about our past?
Gauri Lankesh kept hacking at the root of injustice
She personified the very spirit of freedom of expression and dissent, democratic values, and raw moral courage in the face of opposition and threats to her life. And she carried all this very lightly on her slim shoulders