Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Do you like poetry and songs? If you don’t like a particular word or phrase in a poem or a song, what do you do? In all probability you would say that you don’t like the poem/song or don’t approve of it. Would you ask the poet, please remove that word, because I don’t like it? Yes you can do it when you are an … Continue reading Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Why Should The RSS Dislike Jana Gana Mana? – Aravindan Neelakanda

The controversy over the National Anthem is a result of the original hymn’s secularization by the Congress and the floating of an ill-educated conspiracy theory by some on the Right. Most of the RSS cadre go through an urban legend that gets circulated in their Shakas: Jana Gana Mana was actually written to greet King George V, and that it was made India’s National Anthem in place of Vande Mataramby the … Continue reading Why Should The RSS Dislike Jana Gana Mana? – Aravindan Neelakanda