Text Speeches

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 [...]

Jan 15, 2019

Citizenship

Citizenship HAMID ANSARI SINCE time immemorial, humans came together in societies and sought to bestow identities on themselves. The Code of Hammurabi[...]

Jan 14, 2019

A way out of the morass: on the US’ plan to pull out of Afghanistan

The U.S.’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan is an appropriate time to re-examine the idea of enabling its neutrality In an article published in The H[...]