Ram Manohar Lohia was an anarchist, who achieved one of his most cherished goals in truly dramatic style – he managed to break the monopoly of the monolithic Congress. But did Lohia take his ‘anti-Congressism’ too far by allowing opportunists to take root?
It was a state where untouchables were also ‘unseeables’ before the social renaissance of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Then Kerala chose a progressive path. As the state heads into an election, we look back at the long road the state traversed. And why history should be remembered.
The Hindutva-oriented political upsurge in present-day West Bengal has its roots in an unlikely past: the British-educated, English-speaking elite of 19th-century Bengal. Then, sweeping social reform sparked a counter-push for a patriotism rooted in conservative Hindu culture. #MakingofModernIndia
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