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COVER STORY

20-11-1998

The Hindutva School

Briefing

Taking Hindutva to school

The BJP-led Government is forced to back down on one attempt to impose the Hindutva ideological agenda on policy-making in the sphere of ...

A spreading network

The growth and spread of the RSS' institutional network in the education sector has been as marked as it has been insidious; it is evidently ...

A master's version

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
ONE of the most blatant recent additions made in a textbook has been to a grammar book in Rajasthan called Subodh Hindi Vyakaran Aivam ...

Doctoring textbooks

State governments run by the BJP have sought to rewrite historical accounts and effect changes in school syllabi so as to reflect the Hindutva ...

Doctoring textbooks

State governments run by the BJP have sought to rewrite historical accounts and effect changes in school syllabi so as to reflect the Hindutva ...

Changing political contours

Ahead of a politically crucial round of Assembly elections, the Congress(I) fashions "electoral understandings" in Madhya Pradesh and ...

The battles within

V. VENKATESAN Politics
Both the Congress (I), which is fighting to stay on in power, and the BJP face internal tussles in the run-up to the Assembly elections in ...

Capital contest

In Delhi, the Congress(I) hopes to benefit from popular disenchantment with the BJP's dismal record in office in the territory.

Winds of change

In Rajasthan, a stream of defections from the ruling BJP to the Congress(I) points to the way the wind is blowing in the desert State.

A crisis in Karnataka

Infighting rages in the Janata Dal in Karnataka, raising serious questions about the survival of the J.H. Patel Ministry. THE ...

An Authority on test

The Cauvery River Water Authority, which met for the first time amidst continuing differences between the States concerned, failed to take any ...

Wrong signals

The meeting between Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and the Dalai Lama has caused further strain in Sino-Indian relations. A MEETING ...

War games

The Indian Army's proposed military exercises near the Pakistan border and Pakistan's reaction to it raise the temperature on the bilateral and ...

Divergent perceptions

BEFORE India and Pakistan went into their latest round of bilateral talks, the United States advised both sides to study the ...

Stifling straitjacket

Although India and Pakistan made a number of proposals on peace and security during the bilateral talks held in Islamabad, there was little ...

Chemical time-bombs in the U.S.

M.S. VENKATARAMANI World Affairs
The stockpiles of chemical weapons in military storage depots in the U.S. pose a far more serious chemical weapons threat to the people of the ...

Conservation questions at Ajanta

DARRYL D'MONTE Heritage
Work intended to restore the famed paintings in the Ajanta caves has been halted following fears that the process was causing further damage to ...

Readymade ideas

Other
VIJAY PRASHAD The Cold War and the University: Towards an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years by Noam Chomsky, et al; The New ...

A case against nuclear weapons

The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now by Jonathan Schell; Penguin Books (India), 1998; pages 240, Rs. 250.

Honour for a 'seedsman'

B.R. Barwale is awarded the World Food Prize in recognition of his "superior accomplishments in developing the role of private enterprise in ...

War games

The Indian Army's proposed military exercises near the Pakistan border and Pakistan's reaction to it raise the temperature on the bilateral and ...

Divergent perceptions

BEFORE India and Pakistan went into their latest round of bilateral talks, the United States advised both sides to study the ...

Stifling straitjacket

Although India and Pakistan made a number of proposals on peace and security during the bilateral talks held in Islamabad, there was little ...

Readymade ideas

Other
VIJAY PRASHAD The Cold War and the University: Towards an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years by Noam Chomsky, et al; The New ...

A case against nuclear weapons

The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now by Jonathan Schell; Penguin Books (India), 1998; pages 240, Rs. 250.

Honour for a 'seedsman'

B.R. Barwale is awarded the World Food Prize in recognition of his "superior accomplishments in developing the role of private enterprise in ...

A businessman and a farmer

B. R. Barwale, founder of the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited (Mahyco), was a picture of quiet happiness when R. Padmanabhan ...

A booster dose

The Government announces a package of measures aimed at reviving the economy, but there are doubts about their effectiveness. THE ...

A legendary revolutionary

KALYAN CHAUDHURI A MASS leader and liberator of the tribal people, Dasarath Deb, or Raja Dasarath as he was popularly known in ...

Amartya Sen

Letters
Kudos to you for having run a Cover Story on Amartya Sen not only after he won the Nobel Prize ("Nobel for a great economist,") but also ...

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