Gorbachev was a statesman and not a politician nor a dictator in the Soviet Union and that difference cannot be attributed to the dissolution of a huge political federation called the USSR built on annexations and brutality.
Can you believe that incredibly, six million Koreans or almost 10% of the Korean population trace their ancestry to an Indian Princess who is said to have travelled to Korea in search of her groom? Yes, it is true.
Humanity possesses a natural tendency for remembrance and its transmission. For those interested in ideals of progress, history is a laboratory of social theory.
In 1947, India had a population of 345 million. It was split. The high and lower castes, as well as the dominant Hindu population and other religious Indians, were divided. A wide diversity of languages, fashions, cuisines, and occupations were spoken in this large territory. How could they be forced to live in harmony inside one nation?
Sufis propagated a liberal form of Islam that did not coerce people into conversions. Even in times of hatred, they spoken the language of love.
Each country’s flag has something unique and distinct which it wishes to uphold or represent. On hoisting the Indian flag by the banks of Ravi in Lahore in 1930 Nehru extolled his countrymen to salute it as a mark of unity irrespective of the differences in language, caste, creed or religion.
Indira Gandhi’s decisive support to the liberation of Bangladesh has been a much-discussed topic in Bangladesh.
Although a self-proclaimed orthodox Hindu, Gandhi maintained a strong belief in the equality amongst all faiths.
The nature of Indian state has witnessed changes starting with relations of subsidiarity/subsumption dating back to the pre-colonial period.
The Quit India Movement was the final attempt for the country’s freedom. It aroused the feeling of bravery, enthusiasm, and great sacrifices.
“Northeast” was used to refer—first, a frontier, then, name of a new province, and finally, a tract. Security concerns after independence forced the government to initiate programs with newer imaginations of northeast region.
‘Self-reliance’ or ‘Swadeshi products’ are thus no new terms in the present context. They were and will be in the minds of patriotic Indians. All they need are the right opportunities, financial backing and government help