The writer is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Critical files will get lost, destroyed or simply abandoned, given the nature of the undertaking.
The Congress party today is a pale shadow of its former self. That the landscape of politics in India has completely transformed is obvious. But there can still be room for the Congress as an all-India party, if it can find its ideological centre, draw from its finest moments in the past, not its most egregious, unforgivable mistakes.
Rahul Gandhi had declared, “I am against any sort of violence against anybody on this planet”. How about Delhi then? Is it still a part of this planet? Jamia? JNU? Gargi College? Or does he think that by doing nothing at all, he is still better than the photo-opportunist Arvind Kejriwal and the still-missing Amit Shah?