Rajiv Malhotra and Vijaya Vishwanathan’s new masterpiece “Snakes in the Ganga”, has recently become the pioneering document and a well-researched body of literature, on how the American intelligentsia, spearheaded by Harvard University is intellectually influencing a new generation of “sepoys”, from research scholars to academicians, and Journalists to top bureaucrats, who make the critical decisions […]
Ram Madhav’s recent book “Partitioned Freedom” offers us a new and different perspective on the most troubled and traumatized times of modern Indian history, from the beginning of the 1900s to India’s political freedom, in 1947. This a thought-provoking title, which focuses on the events, incidents and chronicles that led to the fractured, amputated and […]
Afghanistan is often called the ‘graveyard of empires’ but in reality, it is simply a graveyard where empires go to wage their wars. It is land that has been invaded first by the Persians, Greeks, and then the Arabs who brought Islam after a long struggle against the Hindus and Buddhists who lived there, and later […]
Any Islamist apologist or pseudo-liberal historians in Bharat who claim that the invading Muslim horde from the hot deserts of Arabia and later from Central Asia could have easily converted the Sanatanis of Bharat to Islam are lying. Arguments such as Hindus are still the majority in India because Islam is a religion of peace […]
Former Chief of the Army Staff, General N C Vij’s book on Kashmir ‘The Kashmir Conundrum – The quest for peace in a troubled land‘ is a seminal work that would dominate India’s strategic community for a very long time. The excellent comprehensiveness of the book visualises Kashmir from strategic, military, political, diplomatic, social, psychological angles, […]
The idea idea of cultural nationhood needed a land, society and an emotional bond that linked the two. That emotional bond in India’s case was not through language or loyalty to a political regime, but through a culture whose footprints were all over the geography of the country – Ram Madhav Hindutva! Probably there is […]
The book published in 2018 provides a detailed picture of life and times of Vallab bhai Patel, one of the trinity of freedom struggle spearheaded by Indian National Congress. As stated by Rajmohan Gandhi, another biographer of Patel, and as quoted in the introduction to this book while fulsome credit has been given to the other two, Gandhi and Nehru, the credit given to Patel has been niggardly. This book is invaluable to a student of modern Indian history, especially the story of Indian freedom movement from 1917 to 1947.
Goenka’s book is an important contribution to the almost non-existent literature on India’s threats from within. Goenka’s expose needs to be viewed comprehensively in connection with the hybrid threat posed by India’s north-western neighbour. The actions of the “enemies within” are the root causes of our national security threats, to which the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) only provides a supporting infrastructure. Our security forces have done a commendable job in targeting this sustaining factor. But the root cause can be addressed only by the Indian voter. For this, it is important that this book is read.