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The Use and Abuse of History

24 Jun 2016

A number of intellectuals, civil society groups and activists came together at a two-day conclave on the theme “Idea of India: Two years of PM Modi, State of the nation,” at New Delhi’s India International Centre on 23rd and 24th May, 2016. Newsclick brings you excerpts from the panel discussion on the use and abuse of history by the current regime at the centre. The discussion was led by KM Shrimali, with Mridula Mukherjee and Amar Farooqui as panelists.




Courtesy Idea of India Conclave
 

The Use and Abuse of History

A number of intellectuals, civil society groups and activists came together at a two-day conclave on the theme “Idea of India: Two years of PM Modi, State of the nation,” at New Delhi’s India International Centre on 23rd and 24th May, 2016. Newsclick brings you excerpts from the panel discussion on the use and abuse of history by the current regime at the centre. The discussion was led by KM Shrimali, with Mridula Mukherjee and Amar Farooqui as panelists.




Courtesy Idea of India Conclave
 

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