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India: A project mishandled | Books

K.S. Komireddi, the author or Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India, may be avowedly secular, but he is not a defender of a certain kind of “oldmoney” Nehruvian progressive, writes Shougat Dasgupta

Almost a week after the BJP's emphatic re-election, a still giddy Ram Madhav wrote a newspaper column in which he excoriated the "pseudo- secular/ liberal cartels that held a disproportionate sway and stranglehold over the intellectual and policy establishment of the country". Madhav follows up his insecure little tantrum with a threat-odd when you consider that Hindutva has been the country's

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