Reminiscences of the Kargil War

Kargil War captured the collective consciousness of our Nation. Initially what appeared to be mischief across a few posts along the Line of Control (LoC) by the Pakistan Army unfolded to be a well orchestrated...

Liberation Struggle of Hyderabad – Book

 It is an irony that while the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka constructed memorials for the heroes of Hyderabad Liberation Struggle, the state of Telangana, esp the city of Hyderabad does not have a befitting...

Dr. Hedgewar – Book

The B.B.C. of UK in one of its Quiz programmes had posed a question “Which is the biggest non-governmental voluntary organization in the world?” Not getting suitable answers, the quiz master himself declared that “the...

Ambedkar on Nationalism-Book

Extracts from Pakistan or the Partition of India, 2nd Edn, in Selected Works of Dr. BR Ambedkar compiled by Dr. Rahul A. Shastri, President, Samvit Kendra This booklet consists of extracts from Dr. Ambedkar’s book: Pakistan or the Partition...

Interrogating Macaulay’s Children – Book

The book is a collection of quotations by well known persons from various walks of life culled from various sources, mostly foreign, from the very ancient to the most recent times. These quotes refute, sentence...

Indian Mindscape

The Indian mind is imbued with clear—cut ideas on practically all subjects. These ideas are age old. They date back from the Veda.

The Hyderabad Liberation Day

-Dr. Rahul A. Shastri, President, Samvit Kendra 15th  August, 1947 brought freedom to the people of India but not to 1.76 crore people living in Nizam’s Hyderabad. The Nizam claimed independent sovereignty a week later....

Analysis : The Unviable Alliance

MIM is trying to revive the pre-Partition strategy of Muslim League to forge Dalit-Muslim alliance. The earlier experiences show that such alliance is neither viable nor in the dalit interest In the backdrop of the...