Dravidian Tag

The following is the complete text of my email interview with Rajiv Malhotra, co-author of the groundbreaking new book, Breaking India by Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan. Comments, criticism welcome as always. Sandeep: What prompted and/or inspired you to write a book like Breaking India, so vast and ambitious in scope knowing the kind of research and hurdles it potentially involved? Rajiv Malhotra: For years I had studied the various components that came together in this book’s thesis – such as the whole Aryan issue, the postcolonial critique of howRead More
Do you know who Gita Ramaswamy is? No? Neither do I. Put that in the past tense: neither did I until I read this vacuous assault on intelligence masquerading as a book review. The sheer imbecility of the “review”—hereafter referred to as asssault—rebels against sensibility so badly that you don’t know where or how to begin deconstructing it. I mean, here’s what she thunders at the very outset of her assault on the scholarly Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines (Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan), which hasRead More