Those who forget the past," famously said George Santayana, "are condemned to repeat it." A fate far worse awaits those who have only a distorted idea of their past, and no clue as to the present. This terrible fate has come to haunt us now, in the form of casteism, communalism and terrorism. We have mistaken form for substance and passivity for peace, and allowed ourselves to be persuaded that things become alright if only we can pretend long enough that there is nothing wrong with them. We have been blind to the persistent un-wisdom of our ruling elite. It is time we took a re-look at our past as well as our present and had a clear idea of both. The essays in this volume question some of our long-held beliefs and raise some disturbing questions.
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