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"Truth, without fear or favour"

"Central government must lead the fight to protect what the killings — of Kalburgi, Pansare, Dabholkar, now Gauri Lankesh — have violated," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Indian Express, "The rights to life, belief and expression. The nation is watching."

The Relevance of Gandhi in Contemporary Times

"In Why Gandhi Still Matters, Rajmohan Gandhi helps us understand the Mahatma’s legacy and analyses his ideas of ahimsa, Hindu-Muslim unity as well as his changing stand on the issue of caste." The Wire reviews Rajmohan Gandhi's latest book.

Living in no-nonsense times

"Our Prime Minister," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in The Tribune, "tweets, launches projects, meets world figures, addresses election rallies, gives a monthly radio talk. He reaches us. Sometimes he makes constructive points. But we cannot reach him or ask him questions. A one-way torrent of words, even of eloquent words, is not democracy."

Hyper-nationalism of 2017 is not the nationalism of 1947

"The leaders of the freedom movement," writes Rajmohan Gandhi in the Economic Times, "were inspired by a longing, a dream, to restore the dignity of the vulnerable individual, no matter of what kind. They embraced neither Hindu nationalism nor hyper-nationalism."

'Flags of our fathers': new article in Indian Express

Does Modi want the Indian people’s voluntary love and respect? Does he want the world’s approval? The future’s appreciation? Or does he merely want to rule for a long time, allowing persons in his large parivaar and supportive vigilantes to enforce obedience?