The Language of Eternal Return: Sanskrit and the Politics of the Present Day
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Online Sources:
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Sanskrit vs German graphic:
‘Apex court asks govt to reconsider decision on German in KVs’, The Hindu Business Line, November 28, 2014,
Manuscript cover with scenes from Kalidasa’s play,


Reading in the Light of Bonfires
Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana Website,
Hartosh Singh Bal, ‘The Shape of Intolerance’, Open, 29 October, 2011,
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Salman Rushdie wins the 1988 Whitbread Award. Photograph: Graham Turner/Guardian:
Book Burning Accompanied by Nazi Salutes:
Subramanian Swamy tweet:
Bradbury quote:


A Death and its Dilemmas
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