Nirmalangshu Mukherji ·
In response to one of my recent posts, Aparna Krishnan dared to write, "The ordinary people (subalterns?) I think tune into Gandhi, as his own wisdom was drawn from the very people of this land."
I'd suggest, near the end, Gandhi had almost become one of the 'ordinary' people, a total misfit in the nationalist-liberal pomp. The liberals got rid of his share of history by turning him into an icon, printing his profile on bank notes, and using his name to mark the government, the latest being MGNREGA. Modi put the final nail on this coffin by identifying Gandhi with cleaning of latrines. Done.
Now it is the turn of yellow 'radical' 'scholars' to lower the coffin into the grave. They all unite in a common cause.