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Tipu Sultan: Diverse Narratives | Ram Puniyani

November 20, 2017 - 5:26 pm in Culture

From couple of years around 10th November, BJP has been undertaking the smearing campaign against Tipu Sultan. Incidentally from last 3 years Government of Karnataka has been celebrating the anniversary of Tipu. As such he is the only King, who laid down…

Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the…

Caste and the illusion of Samajik Samrasta

October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm in Culture

Jayesh Solanki from Bhadraniya, Gujarat was killed by members of upper caste in early October because Jayesh wanted to witness garba organized by the…

Banaras Hindu University – A den of patriarchy?

October 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm in Culture

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. If education is a weapon to change the world then universities where education is imparted should also be places where one expects to see the change that…

Myanmar: Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

September 14, 2017 - 11:12 am in Culture, Faiths

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants…

Did RSS Participate in Freedom Movement? | Ram Puniyani

September 7, 2017 - 10:38 am in Culture

Freedom movement was an all inclusive movement with the participation of people of all religions and regions. Its underlying premise was pluralism and the concept of Secular Democratic India, which bound all the people in the bonds of fraternity. Those who…

When Ambedkar becomes Muhammad

July 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm in Culture

It is ironic that a man who was defiantly against hero worship today is worshipped more than any other individual from the last 100 years in India. It is understandable that idolation of Ambedkar is nothing more than looking up to a man that in all of the…

Decorating tree’s branches while cutting off its roots

July 7, 2017 - 4:07 pm in Culture

Govt’s welfare schemes are the branches, adivasi land is the roots Decorating the branches . . . it is almost a dream-world perusing the long list of developmental and welfare schemes meant for SCs and STs. There are 49 schemes jointly undertaken by the…

Is Tajmahal not a part of Indian Culture?

June 26, 2017 - 12:25 pm in Culture

Culture is a fascinating aspect of our life. To understand the culture one examines the social life and observes multiple facets of life, food habits, clothes, music, language, literature, architecture and aspects of religion, among other. In a plural diverse…

Manipulation of History for Social Engineering | Ram Puniyani

June 14, 2017 - 7:29 pm in Culture, Faiths

The agenda of Hindu nationalism is to polarize the communities along religious lines and to subjugate the lower castes within its gambit. The first major target of this politics was to demonize the Muslim kings as foreigners, aggressors, who tried to convert…