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but the income from milk sales was subsidiary to that from regular farming, We would like to interrogate the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief (Maulana Masood Azhar), (Transcribed by ENS Delhi) For all the latest India News, let’s say Iran, 2016 11:07 am Sunil Khilnani at the Idea Exchange (Source: Express Photo By Amit Mehra) Related News Why Sunil Khilnani? Author and historian Sunil Khilanani is director of the India Institute at King’s College London Best known for his book The Idea of India Khilnani’s latest book Incarnations: India in 50 Lives accompanies his 50-part podcast and radio series broadcast on BBC Radio4 The book traces 2500 years of Indian history through 50 historical figures Khilnani has often insisted on the need for academics to make past knowledge and ideas more accessible to the younger generation VANDITA MISHRA: When your book The Idea of India came out in 1997 you said the question for you was what was the idea of India that Indians were taking with them into the 21st century In an introduction to a subsequent edition you spoke of a troubling image — of Hindu nationalists tramping the Rajasthan desert in search of radioactive sand after India’s nuclear test You have called your new book an effort to fill a gap an attempt to remind people of the diversity of their past at a time when there is again an attempt to reduce their Indian-ness to what you call a singular religious concoction Are we at the same place as 1997 We are in a different world in India today… That book was concerned really with what was the foundational principle on which the idea of India was constructed… One of the arguments I made was that the foundational principle was a concept which allows a continuous discussion about what India is So for me the idea of India is not a singular idea but one that acknowledges that there are many ideas of India that there has to be always a constant open conversation Sunil Khilnani at the Idea Exchange – Express Photo By Amit Mehra 16 March 2016 In the times since then and indeed later I have written several different introductions to different editions and in the most recent one I think I pointed out that in addition to this question of diversity and homogeneity the other big issue that has come up is the issue of inequality That has become much larger and pressing today than it was before Is the situation similar In some sense yes I think that book came out also at a time when things looked different and for many of us it was quite troubling (as to) how we thought about our nation our culture where we were going So there is an echo of that but at the same time what I also wanted to show in the new book was that we have been through many such moments as well One of the things I wanted to show was that we have been through some of these crises before and actually it is at these crisis points that some of the most interesting and challenging ideas have emerged Watch | Idea Exchange With Sunil Khilani The other thing that I wanted to (take away) from this account of our history was (that it was) some easy linear progressive story where it all began as bad and now it’s getting better that there was a golden age and then dark and now it is all getting better Millions of conflicts that we saw in the past are still conflicts and actually that should trouble us VANDITA MISHRA: In the ‘50 lives’ you have chosen for your book there are only six women Also there is no Nehru but to readers it seems Nehru is very much there throughout the book What was the reason you did not include Nehru and why only six women And why 50 About the women… it is symptomatic of the way in which our historical sources for our past are so biased towards men One of the things I was determined to do in this book was to use archives documents archaeological evidence and other kinds of sources But the sad thing is if you look beyond 200 years or so there are not very many sources for women particularly for women who are not queens or empresses The first real woman’s voice I could hear was that of Mirabai’s and even there using fragmentary evidences To me one of the great lost treasures in Indian history is the voice of women… There are only six women in the book but the idea that one can raise issues about women only through essays on women is to me mistaken Questions of gender run right through the book in the essay on Buddha (Jyotirao) Phule Tagore Ram Mohan Roy VANDITA MISHRA: Why no Nehru That doesn’t bother me so much I had other opportunities to talk about Nehru there are plenty of books about Nehru We know quite a lot about Nehru In a personal sense I was using this book as a way of self-education I wanted to learn about things I didn’t know so much about As for why 50 lives I wanted to tell the story of 2500 years the arc of our history So I wanted lives that would allow me to sketch that arc not just lives that were interesting in themselves cameo lives that had interesting vignettes but lives that could have some kind of additive sequence Second I wanted some lives that would allow me to explore some of the fundamental conflicts or zones of tensions in Indian history So caste patriarchy religion regional issues or the ability to be an individual and the constraints on that I was interested in lives that would allow me to tell all those… Another criterion was lives that we sometimes forget because in forgetting we reveal as much about who we are today The final criterion was just lives that interested me Why 50 Well maybe half-century is as good a number as any But this 50 is not meant to be a pantheon The book is not called the Makers of Modern India or Builders of Modern India It is just 50 lives SHAILAJA BAJPAI: In The Idea of India you talked about what India has made of democracy and what democracy has made of India If you had to answer that now in today’s context what would you say?” Nerkar is an old-time resident of the south Mumbai area, people would live right next to each other and never have a problem with each others’ eating habits. who had suffered burns, An IED was planted on a stolen motorcycle.alleged practice of paid news in the electronic and print?

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