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When myth merges with reality

In trying to glorify India's past, the govt doesn't seem ready to address disturbing truths

Sunanda K Datta-Ray 

Sunanda K Datta-Ray My email inbox showed a message on the eve of Independence Day reading “Feel strongly about an issue? Have ideas & suggestions, which you believe have transformative impact? Share your inputs with the Prime Minister! Your inputs may find their way to PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech!” I wonder how many of the millions of Indians who received that casual invitation — if it can be called such — bothered to respond. Or how much that was belted out from the ramparts of the Red Fort had been public contribution.   A friend to whom I mentioned thinks hordes of ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 22:40 IST
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