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Danger! Educated Gypsy
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Danger! Educated Gypsy

Ian Hancock's book on the Romani people, who trace their origins to India, is an instructive account of Romani history, identity and the challenges they face in the quasi-hostile environs of the modern West.

The Tamil Veda
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The Tamil Veda

That the Vedic influence on Tamil people is undeniable, profound and as ancient as their culture itself is a fact that goes contrary to the Dravidian political discourse but is nevertheless true, according to the authoritative book by India's foremost epigraphist.

Epitaph for the Ayodhya affair
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Epitaph for the Ayodhya affair

Professor Meenakshi Jain's new book, 'The Battle for Rama: Case of the Temple at Ayodhya', is a definitive and scholarly guide to the biggest controversy of the early nineties, which totally changed the dynamics of Indian politics.

Secularism as a colonial project
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Secularism as a colonial project

Jakob De Roover's recent book, 'Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism (Religion and Democracy)' is a fine study of the evolution of the principle of secularism, its inherent limitations and its striking dissonance with the civilizational ethos of India.

Modi, Muslims and Media
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Modi, Muslims and Media

Madhu Kishwar's book is a well researched, meticulously compiled and honest account of the dynamics and evolution of the complex relationship between the current PM of India and the largest minority community of the country and how the media has tried to shape it for the worse.

Defence against “Hinduphobia”
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Defence against “Hinduphobia”

Rajiv Malhotra's new book, 'Academic Hinduphobia', is a serious commentary on the ineptness of the so-called experts of Hinduism, holding positions of power and prestige at American universities and is a pleasant read, rich with anecdotes from the author's personal journey.