Noted writer Pankaj Mishra wrote the following piece that appeared in The New Republic (December 21, 2012) from where it is being reproduced, with due acknowledgement, alongwith a response from retired IFS officer Saurabh Kumar for the benefit (...)
The article brings to bear the writer’s formidable skills for broad-brush painting of the contemporary scene with a keen eye on history to give us some valuable insights about the commonalities in the current travails of the two “rising” Asian (...)
by Raj Kumar Thakur
The very idea that one’s self is independent from the larger socio-political realities is very clearly brought under scrutiny—instead what emerges is connected lives, with water, the chief source of life, being at the core of (...)
I went through Grover Furr’s reply (Mainstream, April 6, 2013) to my comments. Unfortunately, he meets none of the points raised by me, and repeats his views mechanically without dialec-tical logic and arguments. Everybody is, of (...)
by Poornima Joshi
Untouchable God by Kancha Ilaiah; Publishers: Samya; pages: 248; Price: Rs 350.
Kancha Ilaiah is not an easy scholar to digest, with his brutal polemic against the Brahminical dominance of the Indian caste order. (...)