( written for echarcha.com in 2009 ) looks like mouthing platitudes like ' fundamentalism of the hindu majority is far worse than that of the muslim minority ' and blaming the hindus for all acts of communal tension and absolving the muslims of all blame for everything is a surefire way of not only getting votes as a politician but also of laughing all the way to the bank. historian ramchandra guha demonsrates this as he is getting a 1 crore book deal for 6 books through penguin india.the well conected 'secular ' lobby has ensured that that their blue eyed boy gets the recognition as well as the moolah. these books will contain the 'definitive' biography of gandhi, an anthology(whatever that means) of 12 'thinkers' of modern india-all secular of course, and the remaining books -revised editions of all the 'secular' bullshit he has been he has been dishing out all these years. his claim to fame of course is the book- india after gandhi- that he wrote recently. let us check out some of the gems that this ' great' book contains. it was the hindus and the sikhs who started the horrific post partition riots- implies the author.the muslims in rioting were merely 'returning the compliment' says he. in reality all 'secular' historians also have accepted that the riots were started by pakistanis.they claim that it was economic reasons that was the root cause , that poorer muslims felt exploited etc, which is all bullshit, but at least they accept that the muslims started them. guha stoops to a lower level by blaming the hindus and sikhs themselves - the main sufferers of partition. he also claims that hindustani- a forgotten language now- was the main mode of intercourse between the hindus and the muslims for centuries. this to defend gandhis attempt of imposing it upon us as the national language- to appease the muslims of course as it contains some urdu words. in reality it was never the mode of intercourse between hindus and muslims as hindus didnt know it nor did many muslims. it was a rough dialect of illliterate muslims who did not know urdu. it didnt have its own grammer as nathuram godse in his trial pointed out. this gandhi was going to impose as our national language- and guha blindly defends this decision. he also defends nehrus mad obsession for for socialism which kept us poor for decades claiming that it was the 'in' thing at that time and nehru was merely following the trend. in fact he goes soft on all of nehrus mistakes including the 1962 war. the rise of the BJP of course is the great catastrophe of indian history.nothing worse could have happened in indian history than the babri masjid demolition and gujrat riots. one wonders of his biography of - what will be so ' definitive' about it. will be a hagiography?