Irfan Habib

OPEN TO OPINION

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Communalism, Irfan Habib, Historians

Are Indian historians against the idea of Bharat?

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik interviews Purushottam Agarwal, a historian of literature.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Irfan Habib, Romila thapar, Narendra Modi, Secularism

Relax. India’s secularism and tolerance are not at risk

I am neither a blind supporter of Modi nor am I willing to suffer a halfwit like Rahul Gandhi.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Congress, Irfan Habib, Marxism, Historians

Defacing the national psyche: A brief history

The story of these realities must be told to build a nation based on accepting and digesting even the harshest of historical truths.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Irfan Habib, Romila thapar, Vedic Age, Marxism

Marxist historians are perpetrators, not victims of intolerance

They have rejected scholarly views that opposed their historical theories primarily on political grounds.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  7-minute read
Intolerance, Shah Rukh Khan, Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib needs an SRK the way a Romila Thapar needs a Deepika Padukone

At 50, Bollywood's entertainer-in-chief may show the eminent historians how to fire intellectual salvos and also hit the bull's eye.

POLITICS

 |  Negative Universe  |  2-minute read
ISIS, RSS, Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib is right: RSS is another ISIS

Both hate pluralism and believe in the creation of a state where the law of religion is supreme.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Irfan Habib, Beef, Dadri Murder, AwardWapsi

Shame on you Irfan Habib for equating RSS with ISIS

RSS cadres had camped in Nepal to carry out rescue work after the crippling earthquakes. What about ISIS?