Essay

Ansari & Modi

Print edition : September 29, 2017

Outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his farewell function at Parliament on August 10. Photo: PTI

November 1948: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (extreme right) with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, C. Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

President Zakir Hussain planting a tree at Budapest's Rabindranath Tagore Memorial. Photo: PIB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s farewell address to former Vice President Hamid Ansari not only betrays his own biases but points to the clash of two nationalisms that India now faces: Indian nationalism and Hindu nationalism.
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