Age of unreason

Sometimes a single utterance can encapsulate the spirit of the times. This week Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini made one such singular utterance. On Tuesday the honourable leader said that when Mughal emperor Humayun was dying, he called Babur and told him, “If you want to rule Hindustan, you must keep three things in mind — respect cows, brahmins and women”. The boneheaded stupidity of the statement leaves you slack-jawed. First, it shows that Saini has got his history back to front. Any school kid knows that Babur was the father of Humayun and not vice versa, .....

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