The secular foundations of Indian society

It’s little wonder that Foreign Policy magazine named Ramachandra Guha as one of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals.

In a column that was in Sunday’s Hindu, he writes about Four views on Hindus and Muslims, quoting from four different, well-known people, you may have heard of. Here’s a teaser.

Whatever happened — or did not happen — under the rule of Akbar and Aurangzeb in the past, or in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in the present, in the Indian Republic, every Indian is guaranteed the same rights regardless of his or her faith or belief. That, indeed, is the “basic fact about which there can be no argument”.

Terrific point and you should really read the full column. It’s not like I keep posting articles for you to read every day. Okay, so maybe I do sometimes. Is that really so bad?

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