Author Archives: Anirban Ganguly

Anirban Ganguly is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi. He can be followed on twitter at @anirbanganguly.

AAP believes in Anarchic Swaraj

File photo of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI Photo)

Modi has unceasingly spoken of the need to bring about an epochal shift in the entire understanding and performance of governance and referred to the need to look at bringing about a systemic shift in the way Governments perform and deliver, while he has repeatedly, since his inauguration and address in the Central Hall of Parliament, talked of his Government reaching out to the last woman/man standing and has in the last eight months displayed such a commitment and performance.

Marxist Historians with Stalinist Mindsets

File photo of Historian Irfan Habib (Photo by pib.nic.in)

Irfan Habib’s and his coterie’s – who are all wedded to a certain political ideology and workers of a particular party – control of history writing in India is forwarded as scientific and non-political, their writing history textbooks are with the spirit of time and for the well-being and balanced growth of young minds but the moment others produce their own research, or their findings which are at variance with their “eminences”, these ought to be virulently attacked and silenced – such is the hollow intellectual secularism that these scholars have essentially practiced.

Madanmohan Malviya – Nationalist Perspective

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Pt Madanmohan Malviya followed his own conviction in politics, and also spoke of the Indian traditions, accorded them a certain centrality in his scheme and effort at India’s educational regeneration, perhaps because he saw a future for India that was defined by her civilisational traditions, memory and experience and refused to throw these aside while advocating the need to be open to the latest technology that emerged from Western experiments.