Modi govt most anti-intellectual country has seen: Ramachandra Guha

Dec 06, 2015 00:42. PTI

Ramachandra Guha

Guha believes that the Modi government is the most ‘anti-intellectual’ the country has ever seen, evidenced by the appointments it has made so far in various educational and cultural institutions.(PTI Photo)

Renowned historian Ramchandra Guha said on Saturday that he believes the government at the Centre led by Narendra Modi is the most “anti-intellectual” the country has ever had, and is manifested in the appointments it had made in various educational and cultural institutions.

“I believe, as a student of history of contemporary India, who has watched every government for the last 45 years, the government in power in Delhi is the most anti-intellectual we ever had, and this is manifested in appointments,” he said while giving a talk on “Eight Threats To Freedom of Expression” on the first day of the fourth Bangalore Literature Festival here.

“Just look at the appointments of Pahlaj Nihalani and Gajendra Chauhan. What do their appointments show? It shows absolute contempt for scholars, literature… (http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/modi-govt-most-anti-intellectual-country-has-seen-ramachandra-guha/story-alOp8kBaCZoZHiYHCtqRGP.html)

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