Many Splendoured Hindutva
About The Book
Hindutva, an important but
much misunderstood idea, has been written and spoken about often in
bits and pieces. The Saffron Book cannot claim to be a comprehensive
thesis but it certainly is an attempt to think through Hindutva, a
concept which has not only a past and a present but also a future.
With the demise of communism, the decline of socialism and the
disappearance of Nehruvian secularism very much in sight, an
ideological vacuum has emerged in
"At last, a book on Hindutva written by someone who is knowledgeable, worldly,
well-versed in western culture and fluent in English. A must-read for
those who wish to understand the Hindu psyche."
- Francois Gautier, India Today
About The Book
Read about and see vivid photographs of how the Hindu legacy has been trampled upon by iconoclasts.
Hindu Masjids: Symbolises the longstanding
conflict between Hindus and Muslims, and offers a solution.
From Emperor Akbar to Rajiv Gandhi, many have tried to build bridges
of friendship between the two communities but all of them, including
Mahatma Gandhi, have failed. As the last five decades have proved,
the partition of 1947 did not solve the problem.
Prafull Goradia’s bombshell book Hindu Masjids, is
a study of Hindu temples converted into mosques from the medieval
ages. According to him, praying in such edifices is like holding on
to stolen property in full and continual public view.
- Balbir K. Punj, The Asian
Muslim League's.................Unfinished Agenda!
About The Book
The Hindus of Nehruvian India bent over backwards to placate the Muslims. Section of the Constitution, for example Articles 29 and 30, which were proposed early in 1946 in order to try to persuade the Muslims to withdraw their insistence on partition, remained in the supreme statue even after 1947. The reactionary Muslim Women's Bill was passed to overturn the Supreme Court judgement in the Shah Bano case. Yet the Community, by and large, has been unhappy.
In the midest of such hopelessness, patriotic citizens search for solutions, anywhere and everywhere. One obvious solution lay in the vision of Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who had demanded not only territorial vivisection of India, but also an exchange of population whereby all non-Muslims would migrate to Hindustan and all Muslims would inhabit Pakistan. UNFINISHED AGENDA is the story of this unfulfilled dream.
Within half a year of his magnum opus Hindu Masjids, Praful Goradia is back with Muslim League's Unfinished Agenda. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf during his July 2001 visit to India spoke of Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of Partition. Then President KR Narayanan blunted him by saying that peaceful co-existence between the two dominions, India and Pakistan, was an equally unfinished agenda. Evidently, both missed, or dared not speak about, the original unfinished agenda of Partition set by the Muslim League. It is to the credit of Prafull Goradia, ex-MP and former editor of BJP Today, to redeem it. Exchange of Population was the `Unfinished Agenda' of the Muslim League as envisaged by the father figures of Partition.
- Priyadarsi Dutta in the Pioneer of March 30, 2003