Culture

The State of the Nation

Print edition : June 13, 2014

Gandhi and, to his left, Vallabhbhai Patel, a 1939 picture. The political Right in Gujarat selectively appropriates and taps into Gandhism for its own purposes, says the anthropologist Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi. Photo: The Hindu Archives

M.F. Husain. He was hounded from court to court because hundreds of cases were filed against him for "hurting" the litigants' religious sensibilites of the litigants. Photo: V. Ganesan

It remains to be seen whether and how social and cultural engineering on the lines unleashed in Gujarat will be tested in the country under Modi and the BJP.
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