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Shamsul Islam

The writer taught political science at the University of Delhi

A contested legacy
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

There are many unrecognised social reformers and freedom fighters who deserve recognition from Karnataka government before Savarkar

India’s first war of Independence, and the legacy of Hindu-Muslim unity
Tue, May 12, 2020

On its 163rd anniversary, we must pledge to never betray the shared ideals of the great rebellion of 1857.

Which Hedgewar?
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Pranab Mukherjee’s description of RSS founder does not stand up to scrutiny

Let’s not be deluded on RSS
Tue, May 08, 2018

RSS’s own documents highlight its opposition to a secular, democratic India.

Competing communalisms
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Whenever Muslim localities and properties were attacked as revenge against some objectionable posts by some Muslims, or Muslims were targeted for allegedly carrying beef, public opinion generally decried such engineered violence.

Express Blogs
Tarun Vijay’s take that people of South India are ‘black’ is not surprising
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Tarun Vijay told Al Jazeera whatever he learnt sitting at the feet of his GURU. Incidentally, if Tarun had made such a racist comment in USA or Europe, he would have been behind bars.

RSS must discard its anti-democratic-secular India agenda
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Indians are expected to ‘de-colonize’ their minds and believe that RSS vision of Hindu rashtra is not antithetical to a democratic-secular India.

ICHR’s post-truth: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is the latest victim
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Once a prime national centre of historical research, ICHR has been totally handed over to the RSS pracharaks.

The new right is wrong
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

It is only the old RSS vision for India recycled

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RSS is not just antithetical to Muslims, but to a democratic-secular India as well
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The Indian Constituent Assembly approved the Constitution on November 26, 1949. Four days later, RSS rejected it through an editorial in its English organ Organiser on November 30, 1949

No love for Ambedkar
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Ram Madhav’s assertions do not match the ideological discourse of the RSS.

The unmaking of India
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

It’s hard to reconcile the oath of ministerial office with what the RSS stands for

A flagging ideology
Wed, Sep 22, 2004

Uma Bharati appears to have sacrificed her chief ministership for the sake of the National Flag. Interestingly, she was never sent to jail f...

A divisive firebrand
Tue, Aug 31, 2004

Kumar Ketkar (‘The unbearable potency of Savarkar’, IE, August 27) has not done justice to the ongoing debate on Savarkar’s r...