It's Saturday... and here's the best of this week in one PDF!

Anmol Jain

Jun 22, 2024, 09:36 AM | Updated 10:13 AM IST

Here's your curated weekend read

Weekly No 2
Weekly No 2

Dear Reader,

Last Saturday we started with a new ritual — a curated weekend edition of Swarajya in PDF + digital editions.

With these weekend editions, our goal is to: curate the best news, analysis, and reportage from the barrage of endless digital content.

  • In addition to our role as a publisher, you have encouraged us to act as a filter — a gatekeeper, a curator of sorts, ensuring you get only the best to read.

In the second edition of the weekend magazine, we bring to you an analysis of why BJP lost seats in UP:

- the 'SOCIAL' factors behind its performance,

- Division of Hindu votes on the caste lines,

- and how Akhilesh engineered SP's comeback!

This week PM Modi inaugurated the Nalanda University in its second coming after it was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji in the medieval era.

  • However, that wasn't the only assault that Nalanda faced. Our weekend edition dives into how Amartya Sen nearly crippled Nalanda University’s revival!

And to round it all up Jaggi puts forward '5 Soft Hindutva Ideas' for Modi 3.0 that won't drive away the 'secular' allies in the coalition.

Check out the complete issue for the above and several more stories. Rest assured you will soon find that this is the best way to catch up on news and commentary of the week!

Between you & us, this has always been a conversation, a dialogue. Never a monologue. So, feel free to share any feedback—constructive or otherwise—by simply replying to this email.

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Happy Saturday, and over to Diksha next!

Anmol N Jai

🎙️The Pluralism Project: Your New Favorite Podcast!

The Pluralism Project EP01
The Pluralism Project EP01

Hi there!

We’re excited to introduce our new podcast, The Pluralism Project by Swarajya!

In this series, Aravindan Neelakandan will talk about Hindu Dharma, Hinduism, and Hindutva. (a chapter by chapter discussion of his book Hindutva - more about this later)

But to get started, the first episode of the series is already out on the app as well as on Spotify for your weekend listening.

In this episode, we majorly discuss two things:

  1. What do Hindu Dharma, Hinduism, and Hindutva really mean

  2. The emergence of Hindu consciousness

How were the negative connotations attributed to the term 'Hindutva' over time? Tune in to find out!

P.S. We would love to hear your suggestions and feedback. You can drop them on Spotify or at

Your host,

Diksha Yadav

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