The writer, formerly with IIT, Mumbai, is associated with various human rights groups.
As far as Gandhi’s views on the RSS are concerned, there are some scattered observations which give an understanding of what he thought of it.
Laws that accord secondary status to women need to be reformed.
Left needs to become an important player in electoral battles to ensure that those taking oath in the name of Hindu nationalism are confronted at electoral level .
It is interesting to note that beef was part of food habits from Vedic times.
He needs to be rescued from communal and sectarian interpretations.
In the national anthem, ‘adhinayak’ refers to the ‘dispenser of human destiny’.
He waged a long battle against superstition. He was the communist who also engaged with the caste question.