Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rise of the Right and the New Religion of ‘Development’


Satyaki Roy

The verdict of the 2014 general elections marks an unprecedented rightward shift in public opinion in post-Independence India. It was an emphatic victory for the rightwing forces together with a decisive mandate for one party rule. It appears to be a paradigm shift from coalition politics that defined political combinations in the past three decades.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Question of Islam, ‘Islamists’ and Resistance within

 Motiur Rahman Khan


Post-Enlightenment, Islam has been one of the major resisting forces against the Western colonialism and their ‘noble mission’ of civilizing the world. Sometime Muslim resistance became so powerful that it left its mark on the psyche of the colonial elite and revived bitter memories of the Crusades.

Friday, May 2, 2014

On ‘Gujarat Model’ of Development