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while No.Written by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: January 22 A total 3,warts and all? The Congress is understandably thrilled at the BJP shooting itself in the foot But what does it say for the ruling partys own intellect or liberalism when its own Gujarat unit has supported the ban In fact we Indians are most undeserving inheritors of the liberal Gandhi-Nehru tradition as we ban more booksplays and art exhibitions than any other real democracy Nobody is innocent herenobody holier than thou and so nobody has any right to lecture otherswhether BJPCongress or the Left Amartya Senin factflatters us by making us famous around the world as argumentative Indians History is just its starkest example of this total politicisation of our study of the liberal arts It is because our politics has been so rooted in the bitter past (although now there is a chance that we may be moving from that politics of grievance to a politics of aspiration) that history has become our most contentious social science and professional historians our most ideologically polarised academics There is a Congress version of history set against a saffron versionwith a distinct Left stream But because we have been mostly ruled by a pinko Congress we have been indoctrinated with a Leftist Congress view of history Anything elseas the BJP now describes Jaswants views on Patelis sacrilege What kind of history can you writewhat kind of debate can you have on these brilliantly fascinating figures from your history if you start out by either deifying or demonising them That is why any worthwhile writing or debate on contemporary Indian history usually takes place overseas Most of the good research is done by foreignersor Indians safely based at foreign institutions Our study of the liberal artsoverallhas got trapped in a vicious cycle Because we do not tolerate healthyrobustopen debatewe do not produce better scholarship Because we do not produce better scholarshipwe cannot have better debate Despite such a disastrous mess in our higher educationwe have institutions providing degrees in engineeringmanagement and medicine that will be respected around the world But for a great liberal arts degree you must go to HarvardColumbiaWisconsinBerkeleyOxfordCambridgeLSESOAS This remarkable intolerance of debate and illiberalism has kept our study of the liberal arts and social sciences in the stone agegreatly undermining our strength as a democracy and creating shortages in intellectual capital that may not be so evident at oncebut are fatal If we fret over the fact that we produce too few engineers and doctorsthink about what a shortage we are creating of historianssociologistsphilosophersevenand perhaps most striking of alleconomists Can any democracy survive without them sg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RAHUL VERMA | Published: December 8 2009 2:45 am Related News The five-phase Assembly elections in Jharkhandwhich began on November 25are likely to be dominated by four Ms MaoistsMarandiMadhu Koda and the Munda tribe The Naxal threat looms large over the electoral process They have made a mockery of security arrangements In the last two yearsthey have abducted an MLAmurdered an MP and even killed ex-CM Babulal Marandis son This election is a now-or-never chance for Marandi to become the new rallying point for tribals when the original architectShibu Sorenis fast aging The third MMadhu Koda has come to stand in for the corruptionpolitical instability and bad governance that has marred the long cherished dream of a separate Jharkhand After a fortnights hide and seekKoda has now been arrested The Munda community is strategically important for the BJP As Marandis JVM and Sorens JMM are going to battle for the same tribal slice of SanthalsOrans and Hosthe BJPs fortunes rest on the solid support from Mundas along with upper-caste and OBC votesto cross the threshold in many of the twenty eight seats reserved for STs and nine for SCs in the eighty one member house (Even though the process of reorganising constituencies under the fourth delimitation was completed in Jharkhandelections in the state are being carried on the old boundaries The fourth delimitation has been challenged in the Supreme Courtraising serious doubts over the 2001 Census on which the delimitation is based) Jharkhand hasby and largeremained a BJP stronghold since the 1991 Lok Sabha elections and the party always managed more than 25 per cent of votes except in the 2005 Assembly elections And if the assembly segment-wise results of the 2009 Parliamentary election is an indicatorthen its advantage BJP again The party has deftly managed seat-sharing formulae with JD (U)showcasing Nitish Kumars record in Bihar and hitting hard at the Koda governments misconduct However the BJP may find itself in a spat over chief ministerial candidates and internal tension over the JD(U) not pulling its weight Whats morethese calculations are easily upset if Jharkhand voters view national and state elections as distinct and consider six months a long gap There may be reason to believe in recent assessments of the BJP losing groundbut whether former BJP man Babu Lal Marandi can turn the tables in the Congresss favour is the crucial question The Congress has snapped ties with JMM for Marandiwho has been declared by various surveys as the most popular leader in Jharkhand Even though JVM got more than 35 per cent votes in the 19 seats it wrangled from the Congress in May 2009the Congress-JVM alliance needs helpas many JVM workers have returned to their parent party since the Lok Sabha elections The organisational hiccups within the alliance raise doubts about the parties ability to transfer votes to each other and add to the alliances social composition Secondlythe political fragmentation in the state that has seen six chief ministers in last eight years is witnessing a gradual shift in voter preferencefrom mainstream parties and allies to smaller political formations and Independent candidates These local vote-pullers mainly RJDLeft partiessplinter groups of JMM and Independents got around 35 per cent of the voteshare in the last two elections Though their seats-votes ratio is asymmetricalthe trend opens interesting lines of inquiry as to whether voters choose these options when they lose confidence in mainstream parties Jharkhands demography raises another large question why the Congress failed to secure even a quarter of the total votes polled in past elections when traditional support blocs like Adivasis (26 per cent)Muslims (13 per cent) and Dalits (11 per cent) constitute no less than half of states population It is none other than the aforementioned local vote pullers that are pulling away a large proportion of votes from these backward communities By extending reservation benefits to the Kurmi-Mahato communitythe BJP has damaged the Congress and the JMM In such a scenarioSoren needs to stake everything to retain his shrinking basewhich hovered around 21 per cent of the votes in the 1991 Lok Sabha elections of present-day Jharkhandwhich has dropped to 12 per cent in 2009 Soren must remember that organisations need to continuously reinvent themselves to remain relevant Regional satraps like Laluwho nurse ambitions beyond their state need to learn the art of devolving power by developing a credible leadership within their party in Jharkhand This fragmentation also reflects the voters resentment of non-performing governments in Jharkhand The verdict on December 23razor-edge as it is likely to bewill definitely reveal the cost of ruling of the last four years The writer is with LoknitiCSDS and these are his personal views For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthat when he first talked of making the film Gandhi, averaging 41. 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