Anand Patwardhan is a documentary filmmaker.
What explains Hindutva’s rage against Faisal and the Khudai Khidmatagars? The clue, once more, lies in the past.
Records show that back in 1856-57, Hindus led by Baba Ram Charan Das and Muslims led by a local Muslim landlord of Ayodhya, Achhan Khan, decided to maintain communal harmony and made a pact to pray within the temple-mosque site in two demarcated portions.
We need liberation theologists, like Ambedkar and Gandhi, who can help people discard the worst features of their inherited religious culture and replace them with ethical interpretations
A post card from Una, Gujarat, August 15
A personal account of satyagraha against the baseless persecution of Binayak Sen