Historian Stanley Wolpert, author of several books on India, passed into the ages recently.We remember Professor Wolpert with Rajeev Srinivasan's March 1997 interview published on the occasion of his controversial book on Jawaharlal Nehru.
'The government know very well how to pass a bill in the Rajya Sabha with consensus.''They got consensus from Opposition parties on the 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections.''In instant triple talaq, the BJP wanted to take sole credit.''They wanted to take credit and see that other parties suffer (political) loss.' 'Therefore, the bill got stuck.'