Irfan Habib on unscientific approach towards history and losing space of dissent

Irfan Habib spoke at the writer’s convention, Pratirodh, held at Mavlankar Hall on the 1st of November, in solidarity with writers who have returned their awards protesting the loss of a liberal space for debate and dissent. Habib points out that unscientific approach to history is characteristic of Fascist governments and sets a precedence in Hitler’s Germany. He takes on the claim of anti-nationalism amongst liberals made by the Right Wing, and asks what role did the RSS play in the freedom struggle. He also calls for a united front of all writers to come together and fight the increasing Right wing saffronisation collectively.

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