Monthly Archives: June 2010

C. Rajagopalachari’s Upanishads

C. Rajagopalachari, along with Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel, was a leading personality in the Indian National Congress after independence and Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. He wrote a short exposition on the Upanishads, remarkable for its simplicity of language. It was … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Nathuram Godse’s speech

Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi on January 30, 1948. I came across a mention of Godse’s ┬áspeech in the court in Chapter 1 of Ramachandra Guha’s book “India after Gandhi”. I became interested in reading the speech and understanding Godse’s motivation … Continue reading

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The tale of modern Kashmir

This is a summary of Chapter 4 of Ramachandra Guha’s book “India after Gandhi”, titled “A Valley Bloody and Beautiful”. The maharaja of Kashmir at the time of independence: Hari Singh. Hindu, Dogra dynasty. Hari Singh’s prime minister: Ramchandra Kak. … Continue reading

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