Political History of India

Research essays about the political history of India

Origins of Hindutva: Re-arming Hinduism in an era of nation states

Considering recent political developments and the rise in the political consciousness of Hindus which is reflected in Indian polity being remarkably vocal regarding Hindu concerns and interests, the achievement of Hindutva ideologues is truly unprecedented in history.

Operation Trident: When Karachi burned for seven days, historical victory of Indian navy over Pakistan

Pakistan's Air Force had attacked six Indian airfields on December 3.
Warren Anderson

Bhopal Gas tragedy, Rajiv Gandhi and Adil Shahryar: A sordid tale of alleged quid pro quo

There may well be more to the Bhopal Gas tragedy than meets the eye, but unfortunately, the truth about Adil Shahryar may be hidden forever

No, the Nizam was not a large hearted patriot who donated 5000 kg of gold to fight China

There exists an urban legend that the Nizam Mir Osman Ali of Hyderabad had donated 5000 kgs of gold to the Indian government to help in Indo-China war.

As Syed Modi tournament draws to a close, here is who Syed Modi was and what Congress did to him

The manner in which Congress betrayed badminton star Syed Modi is seldom spoken about

As Rahul Gandhi prays at Ajmer Dargah before talking in Pokhran, here is Congress’ tarnished history with both places

Congress had opposed the Pokhran 2 nuclear tests, saying BJP benefited from it, not the country

Maruti: The extraordinary crony capitalism under Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi legacy includes the crony capitalism during her regime

Nehru, Corruption and the Prince on a Quixotic Adventure

We have remained blind to the history of Rahul Gandhi family's corruption that we have almost accepted it as a way of Indian life and politics.

Jawaharlal Nehru was so humble, he didn’t give Bharat Ratna to himself, just accepted that he was awesome

Jawaharlal Nehru, as well as his daughter Indira, were awarded the Bharat Ratna while still in office.

Can we ask what was the entire cost of Nehru’s 1948 Kashmir blunder?

In essence, Jawaharlal Nehru was a Bharat Ratna because he went where no Indian kid has ever gone before. He was free from comparisons with the proverbial Sharmaji ka beta

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