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Eradicating Postcolonial Lies

Markandey Katju, a Hindu, former chief justice and chairman of the Press Council of India, was concerned about the impacts of the allegations.

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Linda Christanty
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Actors of Awahan mobile theater group perform at Xetali village east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Traveling theater groups in India's northeastern state of Assam are reviving the local art and culture scene after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in their performances for a year and a half. These mobile theaters are among the most popular forms of local entertainment.
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Actors of Awahan mobile theater group perform at Xetali village east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Traveling theater groups in India's northeastern state of Assam are reviving the local art and culture scene after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in their performances for a year and a half. These mobile theaters are among the most popular forms of local entertainment.

On November 6, 2015, Hindustan Times reported that a number of Hindu organizations rejected the Karnataka State government's plan to celebrate the 265th birthday of Tipu Sultan, King of Mysore at the end of the 18th century. Tipu Sultan was accused of being an intolerant Muslim; he liked to destroy Hindu temples and Catholic churches during his reign. The accusation was ahistorical and sparked a national controversy.

Markandey Katju, a Hindu, former Supreme Court judge, and chairman of the Press Council of India, was concerned about the impacts of the allegations. He rejected the lies of poisoning India and then wrote about Tipu Sultan on his weblog on November 10, 2015. During Tipu Sultan's reign, many ministers and high-ranking officials were Hindus. He regularly donated to 156 temples. He led his troops to defeat the army of General Parshuram Bhau of the Hindu Maratha Kingdom who killed citizens, looted the monastery and damaged the Hindu temple in Bednur, Karnataka.

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