Perspective

The need for a new agenda

Print edition : August 07, 2015

M.A. Jinnah flanked by Sir Nizam-ud-Din (Home Minister, Bengal government) and Sir Sikander Hayat Khan (Punjab Premier) at the All India Muslim League's working committeee meeting in Lahore. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The "Green Revolution", despite all efforts by the ruling classes, remained confined to a few pockets, mainly the erstwhile "ryotwari" settlements under the British rule. The consequent narrowness of the domestic market, as reflected in the low levels of purchasing power in the hands of crores of people, restricted the pursuit of the capitalist path of development that the ruling classes sought. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A depiction by artist Revanna of Kumbargeri near Mysore showing Ganesha savouring tea with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi brazenly asserted that Ganesha was the product of great scientific heights achieved in ancient India in the field of plastic surgery that could implant the head of an elephant on a human body. Photo: M.A. SRIRAM

Sitaram Yechury. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Georgi Dimitrov. In "The United Front", he says "fascism puts the people at the mercy of the most corrupt and venal elements but comes before them with the demand of an honest and incorruptible government".

Communist leader Godavari Parulekar addressing the tribal people of Warli. The Warli uprising in Maharashtra is one of the struggles on the land question unleashed by the Communists in various parts of the country.

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

The core of the “idea of India” is to reclaim secular democracy by winning the battle between Reason and Unreason.
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