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The wrong constitutional amendment
Politics | Column | January, 2019

A conversation I had with Sanskrit students at Banaras Hindu University in 2014 came back to me as I listened to last week’s quota debate in Parliament. It took place just before Narendra Modi announced that he would be contesting from Banaras. The election campaign had begun and ripples of the Modi wave floated into the dusty corridors of the University’s Sanskrit department. It was in one......

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