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बाजी पलटने वाले!सियासत अगर इतिहास को नकारे नहीं तो नेताओं पर कौन भरोसा करेगा? सियासत यह दुहाई देकर ही आगे बढ़ती है कि इतिहास हमेशा खुद को नहीं दोहराता लेकिन बाजार इति [...]

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Aurangzeb: History as Nationalist ProjectsHe tossed a coin and it fell on the floor and the packed audience looked at the speaker in curious anticipation. It was at the Physics Lecture Theatre [...]

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