Bharata Bharati

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Prof Subhash KakTo provide justification for colonial rule, the British declared that Indian society was pre-rational and it needed guidance by Western ideas. Depicted thus in textbooks at all levels, Indians came to believe this characterization, and this included nationalist politicians and intellectuals. – Prof Subhash Kak

There are many who see India’s recent election results as a repudiation of the textbook idea of India. They find the results painful, as if the walls of the India of their imagination have been brought down.

They say they love India as much as anyone, so they can’t understand how the people could have been so destructive to vote the way they did.

Spring is passing, the birds cry, and the fishes eyes fill with tears. — Matsuo Bashō (17th century)

I want to present a different take on the election. I concede that the results are a rejection of an India that many…

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