Mridula Mukherjee
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NCERT tweaks appear politically motivated

The giveaway in the story is the choice of chapters and passages selected for deletion. The only full chapter knocked out is on the Mughal period.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India December 15: Students reading books in government school at Moolkoti village in Shimla district with story, Shimla on Thursday, December 15 2016. HT File Photo
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 07:21 PM IST

A commitment to the democratic ideals was Nehru’s mark on polls

Jawaharlal Nehru’s stamp on the first election is unmistakable. He not only personally led the election campaign on behalf of the Congress with great gusto, but seemed rejuvenated to leave the secretariat in Delhi for the open air of the maidans

India’s first PM, Jawaharlal Nehru, addresses an election meeting at Children’s Park in New Delhi, on January 5, 1952. PIB PHOTO DIVISION
Published on Oct 26, 2021 09:20 PM IST
ByMridula Mukherjee

Blaming the Congress for Partition is a travesty

History matters. With the British continuing to give the veto to Jinnah, that the Congress, with great reluctance, to avoid civil war, and because it was left with no choice, “agreed” to Partition

Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. From its inception in 1906, the Muslim League was a command performance with the sole purpose of acting as a counterweight to the nationalist demands of the Congress(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 07:41 PM IST
ByMridula Mukherjee
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