Hafta 116: Babri Masjid demolition, Kashmir and Ambedkar

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One of this week’s most significant stories was pertaining to the Babri Masjid demolition case. LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will now be tried for criminal conspiracy and the Hafta team discusses what bearings this would have on the BJP and 2019 General Elections. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of Economic and Political Weekly, joins the regular Hafta gang, that is, Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan to discuss this and the ongoing debate on the use of human shields in conflict areas. We also discuss Vijay Mallya’s arrest and bail and former High Court judge AP Shah’s speech criticising the imposition of nationalism. Sekhri and Ranganathan get into a debate on text, context and Ambedkar. All this and a lot more on this week’s Hafta.

For reference:

  1. A review of #NLHafta from Shirley Jacob, Sudhakar Reddy and Nikhil Mennon
  2. Newslaundry: NL Interviews: HS Panag on the image that will haunt the Indian Army and nation
  3. What Is History? by Edward Hallett Carr
  4. Chase:  Kashmir: Inside a Friday Protest Part 1, Part 2
  5. Newslaundry: Achhe Din
  6. The New York Times: Anatomy of a Lynching
  7. Newslaundry: Ambedkar on Islam: The story that must not be told
  8. Abhinandan Sekhri’s blog: Pakistan Wins – Again.
  9. NewslaundryNL Interviews: Sunetra Choudhury on writing the stories buried inside Indian prisons
  10. Wired: How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain
  11. Newslaundry: All India Anna Divided Munnetra Kazhagam

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