Defender of History
by Madhu Prasad
Published in Frontline, 24 September 2021
A symposium organised to celebrate Professor Irfan Habib's 90th birthday brings into sharp focus the Sangh Parivar's politics of relentless communal mobilisation, which revolves around Muslim-baiting, and its highly prejudiced interventions in the spheres of education, history and culture.
A remarkable symposium, entitled "In Defence of History", was hosted by the reputed academic journal Social Scientist[...]