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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Secular, communal, secular, communal

Pranab Mukherjee says that Muhammad Ali Jinnah was "privately secular, publicly communal". Swaminathan Aiyar says that Jinnah "was neither exclusively secular or communal. He was both." TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan says, in an excellent, nuanced piece, that Jinnah became "an instrument of forces that he thought he could control but could not eventually".

Meanwhile, according to Reuters, "Indian youth say Jinnah controversy irrelevant". Yes. So let's move on. We've done Bose, we've done Jinnah, who should we fight about next? Here's one suggestion.
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