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Apr 22, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK “LINE ON FIRE” AUTHORED BY SHRI HAPPYMON JACOB ON APRIL 22, 2019, AT IIC, NEW DELHI

I have known Dr. Happymon Jacob for many years. I first met him in a Pugwash meeting. His interest and expertise in matters relating to disarmament ar[...]

Apr 22, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK “RE-FORMING INDIA : THE NATION TODAY” AUTHORED BY PROF. NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL ON APRIL 22, 2019, AT IIC, NEW DELHI

‘Re-forming India: The Nation Today’ It is customary for authors to dedicate their books to family or friends. It means much to individuals, perha[...]

Apr 2, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK THE RSS : A MENACE TO INDIA AUTHORED BY SHRI A.G. NOORANI, ON APRIL 2, 2019, 6.00 PM AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

Mr. Noorani is nothing if not prolific. Here we have another tome of over 500 pages with its contents diligently distilled. It is also timely. The top[...]

Mar 9, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE B.G.VERGHESE MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MARCH 9, 2019, AT 6.00 PM AT IIC, NEW DELHI.

Journalism in Times of Strident Nationalism This is as signal honour and I am grateful to the trustees of the Media Foundation for inviting me this ev[...]

Feb 27, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE HISTORY CONGRESS PANEL ON MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE MAKING OF INDIAN NATION ORGANISED BY THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, AT BHOPAL ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019.

The Ethics of Gandhi And The Dead Weight of Statecraft A non-historian in a houseful of those who worship at the Temple of Mnemosyne, the Greek goddes[...]

Feb 12, 2019

REMARKS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK “PARTITIONS OF THE HEART : UNMAKING THE IDEA OF INDIA” AUTHORED BY SH. HARSH MANDER AT TEEEN MURTI, NEW DELHI ON FEBRUARY 12, 2019.

This is a profoundly disturbing book and for that reason should be read by everyone interested in some distorted patterns of thinking and action in ou[...]

Feb 6, 2019

FOREWORD WRITTEN TO THE BOOK ‘UNDAUNTED: SAVING THE IDEA” AUTHORED BY SHRI P. CHIDAMBRAM

Foreword Shri Chidambaram is nothing if not consistent, focused and prolific. For four years now his weekly commentaries have made available to intere[...]

Feb 6, 2019

FOREWORD WRITTEN TO THE BOOK “RETHINKING PLURALISM, SECULARISM, AND DEMOCRACY: ANXIETIES OF CO-EXISTENCE” AUTHORTED BY MS. NEERA CHANDHOKE

Foreword This is a timely study undertaken, in the author’s words ‘in an environment of deep desolation at insistent and deliberate violations of [...]