Prof. Rakesh Sinha-A Brief Introduction

About Prof Rakesh Sinha
Prof Rakesh Sinha was born on 5th September 1964. 5th September is celebrated in India as Teachers Day. His village home is Manserpur, in Begusarai district in Bihar. He received his initial education in his village and middle school Naubatpur(patna). He then got admission in Netarhat school, Ranchi( then in Bihar now in Jhakhand), a prestigious school situated on a plateau at the height 3,337 feet.,through competitive




examination in which  thousands of students appear every year and only 60 get selected, after three layers of examinations.
Rakesh Sinha always excelled in academics..He secured sixth position in the merit list in 10th class examination conducted by Bihar School Examination Board where he was honoured with  gold medal by the governor. The BSEB also conducted personality test among the students who secured first to 25th position in the merit list and Sinha stood first and he was given one more Gold Medal in the function attended by the Chief Minister, Education Minister and Governor of the state.
Having secured high percentage in 12th class examination conducted by Bihar Inter Council,
he got admission in the prestigious Hindu college, university of Delhi where he studied B.A (Hons.)political science and further M.A ,political science.
He continued with academic excellence and secured second position in University in B.A (Hons).In M.A ,he topped the university and was awarded Gold medal and prestigious Prof C J Chako award.
His accomplishments came amidst his endeavor to earn and survive in Delhi as he belonged to a modest middle class family. During his students days, he established himself as a journalist. His reports, analysis and articles were published in Hindi and English dailies and journals. Jansatta( Hindi daily) Hindustan(Hindi daily), Dinman (weekly) , Ravivar, Organiser, Panchajanya  and regional press were prominent among them.
He became Delhi correspondent of Onlooker, a fortnightly published from Mumbai and worked there for almost one and half year. The editor of Onlooker was Mr Rajat Sharma , now  the key man in India TV.

Due to the  brilliant academic record in M.A previous, ,Rakesh Sinha was given a choice to write a dissertation in M.A final. With  deep academic research,he pursued his dissertation on ‘Political Ideas of Dr K B Hedgewar’ which created ripples in Marxist dominated department of Political science in DU. He faced stiffed opposition and suggestions to leave the topic. But he remained firm and wrote the dissertation which was well received owing to its content due to intense research.  One of its findings was that RSS differed ideologically and organizationally with Hindu Mahasabha and its variant of Hindutva was not identical with the Mahasabha.  This was published in the Organiser , the RSS mouthpiece and generated a debate.
Sinha did his M Phil on a very important topic which remains least addressed – ‘Civil Liberties Movement in India with special reference of Andhra Pradesh’.  The dissertation got applauds . It was based on primary and secondary source and traced the history of civil liberties movement in India.It highlighted the role of Civil Liberties Union (CLU ) before independence and then discussed the condition of civil liberties in  post independent India.It was the period when the country witnessed constant confrontation between civil liberties and the authoritarian traits of the indian state.  Sinha discussed the reasons and backgrounds, ideology and modus operendi and also ideological confrontation in People’s Union of Civil Liberteis(PUCL). His dissertation focuses on ideological debate and confrontation in PUCL  in particular and civil liberties movement in general . He traced the  reasons for split in PUCl and the formation of the People’s Union for democratic Rights.  His work covered wide area , and underlined the ideological currents deviating the real objective of the civil liberties groups. Even smaller groups like People’s Rights Organisation (PRO) , Citizens for Democracy(CFD) ,  Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee others were discussed  and their ideological parentage was traced.He pointed that descent in credibility of these organizations was due to the presence of Marxists in them,who have never been a part of party system.
 
Dr Sinha ‘s Ph D thesis is very appealing and interesting. He worked on Communist party of India (Marxist): its organizational and Ideological tranformation since its inception in 1964, to 2007.  He did an extensive research on communist movement , internal debates inside the movement,  and the reasons for rise and decline of the CPI(M). His thesis is based on both primary sources and secondary sources and carries the references and quotes from unpublished interviews of more than ve dozen veteran Communist leaders of India .It included Indradeep Sinha, Bhagendra Jha, EMS Namboodiripad, Jyoti Basu, BT Ranidev, SA Dange, ,Mirajkar , Satya Bhkata. These interviews were taken under the Oral history project by Nehru Memorial Museum Library (Tin Murti) New Delhi. His dissertation is under publication .


Rakesh Sinha has been heading India Policy Foundation (IPF), a Delhi based Think tank since 2008 as its honorary director. As its founder director, he has been credited to establish it as a reputed research organisation. An eminent political scientist and Associate Professor at Delhi University, Prof Sinha has authored several books. He wrote the first authentic biography of Dr KB Hedgewar, RSS founder, in 2003. It was published by the Publication Division of the Government of India and is ranked as highest sold book under the series of ‘ Builders of Modern India’. His other works include , ‘Political Journalism’ (under the fellowship of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal), ‘Golwalkar (Shri Guruji) and Indian Muslims’, ‘Terrorism and Indian Media’.
Rakesh Sinha is credited to break the ice on the Sachar Committee report. His research based intervention  unravelled many facts on the committee’s functioning and report. His research paper related to this report was published in Hindi and other languages, with a title : "Roti, Rajya aur Rozgar' ka Sampradayikaran". It has been translated in Kannad, Malayalam , Marathi and Gujarati. Another feather in his cap, his monograph ‘Deceptive Equality’ (deconstructing Equal Opportunity Commission) was a major policy intervention which successfully dissuaded the government to bring a bill to form EOC. His latest edited book “Secular India: Politics of Minorityism”(Vitasta Publication) unveils the distorted social philosophy of the Indian state.
 Prof. Sinha has presented papers in various seminars which have been well appreciated . A few of them are- ‘Hindutva and Modernity’ (at JNU, Delhi),’ Dr Hedgewar and Social integration’ (Surat) ,’Nehru and Patel and their contributions’ (Baroda University). He has been contributing regularly in national dailies and journals. His column ‘The other voice’  is published  in New Indian Express fortnightly.
Due to his above credentials and research he is considered as the most authentic and well read RSS ideologue with well articulated and logical arguments and has been a frontrunner in propagating works and ideologies of RSS.


42 comments:

  1. Saw your debate on NDTV on 12/21/14 with Ankita. My answer to Dominic is that history is full of evidence of brutal torchers done by the Catholic church in the Americas and in Europe (Dark Ages). Even today Vatican does not recognize Hindy Dharma as a religion. I came as a student to US in 1970's and my self and many other Indian students were harassed severely by the Christian "evangelist" groups active on all educational campuses in the US to convert us. Many students suffered immensely and some had nervous breakdowns due to this mental torcher.

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  2. tried your e mail or phone no. but could not

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  3. Dr Sinha please do something positive and make `Islamic Jihad` by M.A Khan part of school syllabus. so that Muslims can know what their ancestors went through and what is true nature of Islam.

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  4. https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/islamophobes/
    Please spread truth about Islam.

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  5. Sir I want join your foundation
    I am doing p.hd. urdu in d.u.

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  6. Sir I want join your foundation
    I am doing p.hd. urdu in d.u.

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    1. Hi Mr Sinha, I saw you debate in NDTV today 16/3/2016 and found that your level of defending your arguments are very selective from the events of freedom struggle. I agree you are also a common human being and want to win the debate. But I like the question you asked Owasi about Kasim Rizvi. Nevertheless, I think patriotism is no party's prerogative, instead it is the prerogative of every citizen and as long as all national slogans are in sync with the spirit and substance of the Constitution of India and nobody has the right or monopoly to question the integrity of any citizen of India(just to showoff as if one person or party in true nationalistic than other).

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  7. Your stand on TV talk show that `Owaisi should be in jail and that he was laying foundation for ISIS` -was very appropriate.

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  8. We salute you for your endeavors towards true nationalism and placing your logical views appropriately.

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  9. Dear Sir,
    I am very much interested in your books, your thoughts and so obviously I am one of the Nationalist person. Please write your email id to contact you..

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  10. I think that he is one of the best modern indian thinker.

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  11. Sir we proud for you to belong to Bihar. I want to contact you. I too belong to Patna Bihar. Rajib Kumar Jha

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  12. Mr Sinha is truly a well deserving person to be credited as good speaker.But he shouldn't speak on the behalf of Rss .Rss is a non governmental Hindu party which is totally against Non hindu,sc,st.

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    2. No Madam, Dr.( Prof.) Rakesh Sinha's attachment with the RSS is need of the hour. RSS is not a political party but an organization committed to National Hinduism and the pride of the country. RSS is not against non Hindus but definitely against the anti nationals and anti Hindu propaganda. Where is the question of SC & ST ?., In fact RSS is more concerned about them and their prosperity. Pl. do not be simply misguided and inspired by so called pseudo secular elements who do not have the vision on our country. Dr. Rakesh Sinha, pl. keep it up. Your in-depth knowledge based on research and studies and debates are of high standard. Posted by M.B.Sinha, Delhi-NCR

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  13. Mr Sinha is truly a well deserving person to be credited as good speaker.But he shouldn't speak on the behalf of Rss .Rss is a non governmental Hindu party which is totally against Non hindu,sc,st.

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  14. Sir,I regularly listen your well researched arguments with toping of impressive communication. Sir keep it up .

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  15. Sir,I regularly listen your well researched arguments with toping of impressive communication. Sir keep it up .

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  16. Dear Sir,
    Your logical expression during the debates is excellent full of facts and figures. RSS needs the intellectuals like you.

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  17. Excellent Mr Sinha
    Feeling proud of being bihari
    The more I know the more I like about you

    Keepitup ,esp ur soft tone & tenure
    You must a few smile when on TV

    Bihari dr eye SPL.patna
    Ravi shanked

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  18. Excellent Mr Sinha
    Feeling proud of being bihari
    The more I know the more I like about you

    Keepitup ,esp ur soft tone & tenure
    You must a few smile when on TV

    Bihari dr eye SPL.patna
    Ravi shanked

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  19. Please do something for bhagat singh rajguru sukhdev shaheed title & make some currency on them also on subhash chandra bose real hero of Indian independence ,jai hind sir salute to you & ur zeal for nationalism

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  20. Please do something for bhagat singh rajguru sukhdev shaheed title & make some currency on them also on subhash chandra bose real hero of Indian independence ,jai hind sir salute to you & ur zeal for nationalism

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  21. helloh sir,
    your todayzz answer on gopalan house of cpi related to national flag is very new and interesting whenever i listen i always boost my knowledge aand shut d mouth of so many people in thadi debates ....regards
    vikram ,rajasthan

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  22. feeling proud to know that u r from Netarhat...Ur opinions r full of facts..

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  23. feeling proud to know that u r from Netarhat...Ur opinions r full of facts..

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  24. Sir you are pride of Bihar, salutations for you....

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  28. I am always very keen to hear your comments on TV channels. Very intelligent person you are and true Indian.
    I have watched programs with you on TV and I do not understand why the anchors keep criticizing RSS and BJP about nationalism. People from various backgrounds who profess to be Indians and congress men say that congress won independence for India.
    The word congress is not even an Indian word.
    India as a nation was fought for freedom from the British and the Muslim rule in Telangana and other princely states in India. It is a disgrace to say that a section of elite Indian class had actually won freedom for India.
    Freedom as portrayed by congress and other people is not just achieved by congress but by every Indian. Yes Mahatma was a contributor but there are many others including RSS,south Indians and every Indian. Congress was a name used by some people. It is ridiculous to imagine that Indian freedom was won by just bunch of congress individuals.

    Some people from our own country do not have tolerant views about our own culture and nationalism.
    Dr S

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  29. सर, आप एक बार हिंदूओ के इन शंकराचार्यो और तथाकथित धर्माचार्यो की भुमिका पर भी प्रकाश डालिए। स्वतंत्रता के 70 साल बाद यद्यपि दलितो के साथ भेदभाव की कुरीति मे काफी कमी आई है लेकिन आज भी ये अस्तित्व मे है, ये हमारे लिए शर्म की बात है। लेकिन कोई शंकराचार्य या so called धर्माचार्य कभी इन घटनाओ पर चिंता व्यक्त नही करता और न ही तथाकथित अगडे हिंदूओ को फटकार लगाने की जरूरत समझता है। आखिर ये लोग करते क्या है? क्या इन लोगो को किसी मंदिर में दलितो के प्रवेश पर आपत्ति करने वाले को धर्म विरूद्ध नही कहना चाहिए? हाल ही में कुरूक्षेत्र मे एक दलित दूल्हे को घोडी पर बैठने का विरोध किया गया और उसको हैलमेट पहनना पडा; पत्थरो से बचने हेतु, तब क्या इन तथाकथित धर्माचार्यो को वहाॅ जाकर स्वम ऐसे लोगो का बहिष्कार नही करना चाहिए था? या फिर धर्म का उच्चतम स्थान सिर्फ सांई की आलोचना करने के लिए और प्रसाद खाने के लिए है? सर! मै काफी कम पढा लिखा हूॅ लेकिन एक बात समझ मे आ गई है कि यदि इन धार्मिक पैरोकार ने, जो आलस/निट्ठलेपन/उदासीनता के शिकार है, इन अप्रिय घटनाओ पर अब भी दलितो के साथ खडे होने को अपना परमकर्तव्य नही बनाया तो हम जो 21वी सदी के युवा है जिनके लिए जात-पात कोई मायने नही रखती, उनकी समसरत और भेदभावरहित सभ्यता पर भी खतरा मंडरा सकता है या कहे मंडरा रहा है। लोग गुठ बना रहे, दूर हो रहे है। हिंदू धर्म के ये ध्वजवाहक कई बार हिंदू धर्म मे एकता और दलितो के धर्मपरिवर्तन की बात तो करते है लेकिन भेदभाव को मिटाना की बीडा इन ठेकेदारो ने कभी नही उठाया। ये सोए हुए है, शायद जब इस उदासीनता के कारण 16% हिंदू ही हिंदूओ से अलग हो जाएंगे तो तब जाकर इन शंकराचार्यो/धर्माचार्यो का सिंहासन हिले और इनकी नींद टूटे। मैं काफी चिंतित हूॅ।

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  30. Sir i am your big fan because of your answering in all tv channels debate with proper reference so that your oppositer leads to thinking what to talk now?

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  31. Vibrant speaker and his views are always crystal clear.

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  32. Sir with due respect please throw some light on these so called Shankaracharyas.Their purpose and role in the society.They are just promoting Manusmriti and always speaking against non Hindus or downtrodden peoples.I think they should try to unite our India rather than to divide on the basis of caste and sections.

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