The BJP's intellectual agenda: Textbooks and imagined history

  title={The BJP's intellectual agenda: Textbooks and imagined history},
  author={Mushirul Hasan},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={187 - 209}
  • Mushirul Hasan
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Encounter's first issue in 1953 carried an article on India that concluded on the following note: 'Between a past reduced to practical impotence but offering a resistance to depth, and a future only skin-deep, India's present seems to lack substance'. Today, almost all rank-and-file Indian politicians will disagree, for there is no limit to their imagined triumphs. The stark reality is that the shadows of doubts and uncertainties move among us, almost too many to count and sometimes even hard… Expand
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