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Sandhya Jain

 

Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009). 

No redemption for Hindus in Kashmir

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Sandhya Jain | Lucknow | in Edit

The Agenda of Alliance was seen as abject surrender by BJP supporters; Mehbooba Mufti still failed to control the situation in the State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s inability to handle the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir, despite the virtual blank cheque offered by the Centre and her Bharatiya Janata Party...

Baloch abductions scorch Pakistan

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

In deference to its elevation to the UN Human Rights Council, Islamabad must pay heed to the issue of disappearance of Baloch people and ratify the ICPPED Days after being selected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 16, 2017, Pakistan suffered huge embarrassment when its growing crimes against the...

Sir Syed and India’s Islamic surgery

Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Those celebrating Sir Syed Ahmad Khan must realise they are feting the lack of agency of the Muslim world and its continuing subordination Recently, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University (Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College), received fulsome tributes on his 200th birth anniversary. Khan was a devotee of British rule...

Children of a lesser God?

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The feeling that Hindu festivals are being selected and denuded of their joyous exuberance in the name of a higher good is widespread on social media The Supreme Court’s order of 9 October 2017, in Arjun Gopal and Others versus Union of India and Others (Writ Petition, Civil, No. 728 of...

The Great Game sears Pathan homeland

Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Rajiv Dogra's book, Durand's Curse: A Line across the Pathan Heart, is a perceptive analysis of the adventurism that created the Afghan problem. It is a must read for scholars of South Asia Barring perhaps tiny Sri Lanka, the British empire amputated every non-Christian land that fell under its heel, causing...

Hollow cry of the dispossessed elite

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Ramchandra Guha's contention that the Sangh Parivar is behind the premeditated murder of Gauri Lankesh suggests that the run-up to the 2019 election is going to be vicious, perhaps even bloody Blessed with an inflated sense of impunity, the all-India Lutyens’ brigade’s oracular intellectual, Ramachandra Guha, pompously declared after Kannada journalist...

Aadhaar, data security and breach of privacy

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

An RTI reply has punctured the UIDAI's assertion that no private entity had access to unencrypted Aadhaar data. While it is not clear who controls the data; certainly it is prone to misuse A Right to Information (RTI) application filed by Bengaluru-based Col Matthew Thomas, a petitioner in the right...

Monsanto's Roundup and risk of cancer

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Even as documents released against Monsanto have raised doubts about the safety of Roundup, in India, there have been developments that indicates the deep penetration of the corporates in policy-making institutions Although the Western media has largely ignored an on-going case against agricultural giant, Monsanto in Los Angeles (LA), California, for...

Sharif’s ouster: Democracy and CPEC weakened

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The ouster of an elected Prime Minister, while not surprising, further diminishes the quality of Islamabad’s fragile democracy. Most importantly, internal developments over there have cast a shadow over the CPEC Bowing to the military supremacy in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on July 28 disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding...

Learning history as fact, and not fiction

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Neeraj Atri and Munieshwer A Sagar’s book, Brainwashed Republic: India's Controlled Systemic Deracination, gives a profound insight into the deficiencies with history textbooks, and offers real solutions to rectify them As schools re-opened earlier this month, voices began to be raised about the quality of education being imparted to students in...


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