Communalism

Orgy of myth making

Print edition : November 28, 2014

The All India Backward Students' Forum at JNU, Delhi, observed Mahishasura Martyrdom Day on October 9. Here, a poster announcing the event. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function at a hospital in Mumbai on October 25. In his speech, he said that Ganesha's elephant head was proof of the existence of cosmetic surgery in ancient India. Photo: PTI

With a BJP government at the Centre, rewriting history and suppressing alternative points of view seem to be the order of the day.
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