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Tribute to a Great Unifier

Politician and retired bureaucrat Pavan K. Varma's latest book springs from a concern about Hinduism. He detects a rising brittleness in the assertion of Hindutva, resulting in exclusion, hatred and, often, violence. He calls it the "evangelism of ignorance" and a dumbing down of thought.

"When religions are divorced from their philosophical moorings, they often reach their lowest common

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