Eminent historian Ramachandra Guha believes that if Sardar Patel was alive, he would never approve of making the 182-metre statue. In this episode of Off The Cuff, Guha also took on the first family of the Congress, decoded PM Narendra Modi’s rise to power and put in context the Jawaharlal Nehru versus Sardar Patel debate in a characteristically outspoken conversation with ThePrint’s editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and national and strategic affairs editor Jyoti Malhotra. This was the first OTC in Hyderabad.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; Jyoti Malhotra, editor (National and Strategic Affairs) ThePrint; Ramachandra Guha, historian and author
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From left: Shekhar Gupta; I. Venkat, chairman, ABC
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Ajay Gandhi, founder, Manthan
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“In terms of insecurity (among the minorities) and shifting the new normal to making India a Hindu country, we are further along the road than we have been before,” Guha told the audience.
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Rashna Bhandari, scientist, The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, asked a question.
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R. Kinnera Murthy, social entrepreneur (C)
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From left: Shekhar Gupta; Jyoti Malhotra; Ramachandra Guha
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From left: Mohan Guruswamy, economist and chairman, Centre for Policy Alternatives; I. Venkat; Subroto Chattopadhyay, MD, Saregama India Limited
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Ramachandra Guha with ThePrint team
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The eminent historian and author also signed copies of his book ‘Gandhi – The Years That Changed The World, 1914-48’.
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From left: Raghunand, scientist, CSIR; Shekhar Gupta; Rashna Bhandari
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From left: Seema Mohanchandran, director-PR, Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd; Ramachandra Guha; K. Mohanchandran, GM and director- operations, Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd
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