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The growth of printing industry by 19th century allowed Hindu selfhood to get intimately tied to cow protection, writes Aparna Vaidik in 'My Son's Inheritance'.
Kashmiri Sikhs describe their official position on the Valley’s freedom movement as one of ‘neutrality’.
It was 1972 and Indira Gandhi was the PM and HM. Muslims were protesting a law curtailing autonomy of AMU. And then secular Congress set a template for state action.
At Jama Masjid, Muslims pronounced they are Indians first, rejecting the idea that someone can reimagine the basis of the Republic, just because he has majority.
The next time Modi government conducts the NRC – in Assam and across India – it wants to make sure non-Muslims are protected and more Muslims are excluded.
As BJP faces the heat because of rising fears in Bengal over the NRC, detention centres are being planned and many are taking their lives.
Each of the three parties – Sunni Wakf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla Virajman – has identified its own comfort zone in the grand claim for Ayodhya.
Gandhi was a great enthusiast for cow protection but refused to use it as a bargaining chip for his support to the Khilafat Movement.
Unlike the Congress’ version, the BJP's good Muslims have to demonstrate Muslimness as an intrinsic problem of India's national identity.
Covering my head is a conversation I’ve never had with family or friends. The hijab debate only happens with strangers trying to counter me politically.