A misconception prevails among many people outside Assam that “lakhs” of “Bangladeshis” are residing in Assam and exercising franchise. This misconception developed due to publicity of the AASU for more than three decades-long period with the help of some press and political parties like BJP, a high bureaucrat like S.L. Shakdar, and a Governor of Assam, S.K. Sinha. Dr. Ahmed, with the help of mostly public documents, shows that all this is emotional exaggeration, has no empirical or statistical foundation, and as such is nothing more than a self-composed chorus of some pseudo-intellectuals.
Bharatiya Swatantrata Andolan Aur RSS (Hindi) भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन और आरएसएस: Ek daastaan ghaddaari ki
भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन और आरएसएस: एक दास्तान ग़द्दारी की
कवर: स्वतंत्रता संग्राम के समय से चित्र।
By K Ragothaman
Former Chief Investigator of the CBI
Did Intelligence Bureau director MK Narayanan tamper with evidence of Rajiv’s assassination? Buy a copy of ‘Conspiracy to Kill Rajiv Gandhi: From the CBI Files’
The gruesome assassination of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi on 21st May, 1991 was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed by hardcore cadres of LTTE. It was an unique and first of its kind murder plan wherein a human bomb, that too a lady, was used, killing not only Rajiv Gandhi, nine police officers and six other persons, but also causing grievous injury to more than fifty persons
This revised edition analyses 24 cases to show how the Special Cell of Delhi Police manufactures terror threats and terrorists.
A report on “investigations” carried out by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.
By Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA)
303 pages p/b
Year: 2015 (Second Edition)
“بھگوا دہشت گردی کی حقیقت ۶اپریل ۶۰۰۲ءکو اس وقت آشکار ہوئی جب ناندیڑ میں آر ایس ایس کے ورکر لکشمن راجکونڈوار کے گھر میں بم پھٹا جس میں اس کا بیٹا ا یک اور شخص کے ساتھ ہلاک ہوگیا۔ اس دھماکے سے آرایس ایس اور اس سے منسلک تنظیموں کاوہ نیٹ ورک سامنے آگیا جو بھارت کو ہندوراشٹر بنانے کے لیے بم بنانے اور اسٹور کرنے، اسلحہ کی ٹریننگ اور اقلیتوں کے خلاف بم سے حملے کرنے میں جٹا ہوا ہے ۔ آج سات سال بعد تحقیقاتی ایجنسیوں کو ہندوتوادیوں کے کیے ہوئے بہت سے بم دھماکوں مثلاً مالیگاو ¿ں اور سمجھوتہ ایکسپریس کے بارے میں بہت کچھ معلوم ہو چکاہے۔ فنڈ جمع کرنے، وسائل کی فراہمی اور اپنے مقصد کے لیے جدوجہد میں ہندوتوادی تحریکوں کے بین الاقوامی روابط اور ملک بھر میں قائم نیٹ ورک نے اس پروجیکٹ کو بہت خطرناک بنا دیا ہے۔
موجودہ کتاب بھگوا دہشت گردی پر پہلی مفصل تحقیق ہے جس سے ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ یہ دہشت گردی مقامی یا اتفاقیہ نہیں ہے۔ بھگوا دہشت گردوں کے مختلف گروہوں کے مشترکہ طریقہ ¿ کار کو واضح کرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ یہ کتاب اُن ہتھکنڈوں کو بھی واضح کرتی ہے جو یہ گروہ استعمال کرتے ہیں۔ اسی کے ساتھ یہ کتاب اس خطرے کا تاریخی جائزہ بھی لیتی ہے اور اس ہمالیائی ذمہ داری کو بھی واضح کرتی ہے جو تحقیقاتی ایجنسیوں کے اوپر عائد ہوتی ہے جو ابھی تک ان گروہوں کے سرغنوں، پلاننگ کرنے والوں، سرمایہ فراہم کرنے والوں اور نظریہ ساز عناصر کو گرفتار کرنے میں ناکام ہیںحالانکہ ان عناصرکے خلاف بہت سے شواہد اکٹھا ہو چکے ہیں۔ “
The book ably documents evidence of saffron terror. — A.G. Noorani in Frontline
Hindutva terror has finally emerged. It was on 6 April, 2006 when Nanded witnessed a bomb blast at the house of Laxman Rajkondwar, a longtime RSS activist, killing his son and another Sangh activist. The blast brought to the fore the systematic manner in which people associated with RSS and allied outfits were engaged in making and storing explosives, imparting arms training and planning to bomb minorities as part of their mission to establish Hindu Rashtra in India. Five years later, investigating agencies are in the know of the involvement of Hindutva supremacists in dozens of earlier and later blasts like Malegaon and Samjhauta Express. The role of international linkages and networks of different Hindutva formations in collecting funds, mobilising resources and supporting the cause has added further ferocity to this project. The present book, the first comprehensive treatment of the subject, shows that Hindutva terror is not a mere regional or rare phenomenon. Apart from bringing forth the commonality of tactics used by these terror modules, the book also looks at the phenomenon historically and presents hitherto unexplored evidence. It also underlines the Himalayan task which awaits the investigating agencies as they are yet to nab any of the masterminds, planners, financiers and ideologues of these terror attacks despite ample evidence.
We are witnessing a concerted attempt by the RSS to establish MS Golwalkar as the ‘prophet of a resurgent India,’ ‘a saint,’ ‘the best son of Bharat mata,’ and the ‘biggest gift to Hindu society in the 20th Century,’… This inspite of the fact that Golwalkar, throughout his life, remained committed to the concept of Hindutva which meant an inherent faith in Casteism, Racism and Imperialism. He stood for the establishment of a Hindu rashtra, or nation, where minorities like Muslims and Christians could exist only as second class citizens. This book attempts to put across actual facts about Golwalkar’s life and beliefs in the light of his original writings, publications of the RSS, documents available in its archives and many other RSS documents the writer collected over the last 35 years from different parts of the country, especially the original text of his book We or Our Nationhood Defined (1939) which is being fully reproduced in this book. It is the most important text in order to understand the RSS’ concept of Hindu state, and has not been available to the public after 1947.
A top police officer, who saw Modi Govt in Gujarat from close quarters, raises the curtains. A must read to understand the man who is now our PM.
AG Noorani wrote in Frontline: An important addition to the documentation of the 2002 pogrom. The book deserves a wide readership.
Hindi Edition of Gujarat Files:Anatomy of a Cover Up is a book about the 2002 Gujarat riots authored by journalist Rana Ayyub. The book is dedicated to Shahid Azmi along with advocate and activist Mukul Sinha.
“This book traces the history of Hindu nationalism with a special focus on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as its prominent flag bearer. Through an in-depth study of archival sources and more recent documents, the author challenges the claim of Hindu nationalism as being primordial. He argues that in addition to being a modern construct, it laid the foundation of Hindu separatism or a two-nation theory which was later adopted by Muslim separatists like Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
This book describes the growth of Hindu nationalism and its appearance as Hindutva which glorifies Casteism, Racism and totalitarianism. This work also investigates how the book Hindutva authored by VD Savarkar (1923) and MS Golwalkar’s We or Our Nationhood Defined (1939) continue to determine the discourse of Hindu nationalism.
The author has spent more than three decades collecting and scrutinizing original RSS documents from different parts of the country, especially the ones relating to pre-Independence India. These documents are the foundation for the direction which RSS was destined to take as a sectarian Hindu separatist organization opposed to democratic, secular and egalitarian ideals. ”
Shamsul Islam taught political science at the University of Delhi. As an author, columnist and dramatist he has been writing against religious bigotry, dehumanization, totalitarianism, persecution of women, Dalits and minorities. He is known globally for fundamental research work on the rise of nationalism and its development in India and the world.
A deadly concoction of neoliberalism and Hindutva has taken the country in its firm grip, destroying the age-old civilization of India: plural, composite ball-accepting. With this fascist govt again coming into power, the much-talked about ganga-yamuna culture of the country looks a fiction. This these is assiduously explored in this book.
A must for those who cares for this unique civilization of ours and wants to understand the threat to it; looking large on the horizon.
It is indeed paradoxical that political strategy exercised by the same man, which led to BJP’s defeat in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, played a key role in helping the same party return to power in 2014 with a massive mandate. The man was the same, Narendra Modi. But the strategy exercised by him and his team during their campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was totally different. With a focus on this, the author, a veteran journalist and commentator, probes into what can be viewed as a communication strategy during Modi’s first year in office as Prime Minister. The alacrity with which Modi has, throughout his political career, displayed his tendency to dominate media headlines stands out too markedly to be ignored. This has been an important tool of his communication strategy. This book elaborates on the degree to which Modi’s communication strategy can be viewed as a success in promoting his credentials as India’s premier.
KB Hedgewar, founder of RSS, said ordering RSS cadres to keep away from the Freedom Movement: “The Sangh must stay
Contents: Introduction / Fascism / Fundamentalism / Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh / Indian National Congress / Freedom Struggle, RSS and Hindu Mahasabha / Struggle for Indian Freedom / Role of Hindu Communalists / Nationalism / Hindutva Movement / Social Base of RSS Combine / Hindutva and the exploited, oppressed sections of society / Women’s movement / Dalits / Minorities / RSS Ideology in Practice / Doctoring History for Political Goals / Adivasis / Complimenting Imperialist Designs / RSS-run Schools / Ambedkar’s Ideology / Was Gandhi Impressed by RSS? / Manufacturing and Undermining National Icons / Conclusions / Ten most aggressive fringe elements of the Parivar / Pledge of RSS / Constitution of RSS
Stories of Muslim youth falsely implicated in 7/11 Mumbai train blasts and other terror cases
“Structured by a masterful plot line” — Veena Das, Professor of Anthropology,
Johns Hopkins University
“Powerful work of prison literature”— Mahmood Farooqui, Hindustan Times
ख़ालिद मोहम्मद ख़ान, नवाब सरदार दोस्त मुहम्मद ख़ान, संस्थापक रियासत भोपाल (मध्य प्रदेश) के परिवार से है। उनके द्वारा इस
Little is known about the Revolt of 1857 from the rebels perspective. But there is a large body of official records, diaries and personal narratives of the British officials and others who witnessed the ‘Mutiny’. Even though these mainly contain the heavily biased British version, they also contain significant details about the rebels and their cause. For more than a decade the author has been collecting rare documents (in Persian, Urdu, English and Hindi) of the period of 1857 rebellion from India and outside.
Manipur’s little-known Muslim communities have a long and rich history, dating from the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). In this exhaustive historical account, Farooque Ahmed traces the arrival of Islam in the region in 615 CE through the Prophet’s companion S’ad ibn abi Waqqas, an uncle of the Prophet, who also was instrumental in spreading Islam in China. Around the same time, an Arab Muslim family settled in the Manipur region and over the centuries Muslim traders, settlers and preachers helped the nascent community expand, flourish and thrive. These waves of migrations and local conversions coalesced into a unique identity of ‘Pangal Musalman’ reflecting the egalitarian and congregational ideals of Islam.
The Minorities Commission, established in 1978 under a Government resolution, was brought under parliamentary legislation fourteen years later as the
Dr. Shamsul Islam has written the most neglected chapter in the history of the Indian freedom struggle: on Muslims who
جب پرسکون اجودھیا میں کچھفرقہپرست طاقتیں گنگا جمنی تہذیب کو آگ لگانے کی کوشش کرنے لگیںتو ایسے حالات میں شیتلا
آر ایس ایس کوپہچانیں : اس کی اپنی دستاویزات کی روشنی میں شمس الاسلام حرف آغاز … آرایس ایسکسکی وفادار؟….
Indian democratic-secular polity is passing through the most critical phase since its birth on August 15, 1947. It has been lately taken over by the RSS/BJP leaders committed to the Hindutva politics. This politics of Hindu separatism was neither part of modern India’s anti-colonial heritage nor has been faithful to the principles enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution of India. The protagonists of Hindutva politics decried and continue to decry democracy, secularism, egalitarianism and an all-inclusive India. This book provides an insight into the philosophical moorings of the followers of Hindutva and their action plans to convert India into a theocratic Hindu State. This Hindutva project led by RSS is in full steam with the BJP victory in the last parliamentary elections held in 2014. It is no more a hidden agenda as the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi identifies himself as Hindu nationalist. This study is based solely on the internal documents of the RSS/BJP and other fraternal Hindutva organizations. It is hoped that this RSS Reader will help researchers and common readers in getting acquainted with an ideology and its perpetrators who present the most lethal challenge to democratic-secular India. Shamsul Islam taught political science at the University of Delhi (1973-2013). As an author, columnist and dramatist he has been writing against religious bigotry, dehumanization, totalitarianism, persecution of minorities, Dalits and women. He is known for his work on the rise of nationalism, specially religion based nationalism and its development in India and the world. He writes in English, Hindi and Urdu.