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
The Congress party might have looked very different today, if Acharya Kripalani had got his way. Soon after Independence, he warned that the leader of the party should call the shots when the party was in government. Nehru wouldn’t hear of it. Here’s how the battle played out on #TheMakingofModernIndia
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