“The saga of Sengol: How India was reborn as Hindu in 1947, but the Nehruvian lords of Lutyens conspired to steal it”, Firstpost, May 26, 2023:
“On Sunday, 28 May 2023, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the new Parliament building to the nation, a golden ‘Sengol’, loosely called sceptre, which had been handed over to the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on the eve of Bharat’s Independence, will find a place of honour in the new premises.
The saga of Sengol, however, manifests everything that has — and could have — gone wrong in post-Independence Bharat.
In 75 years as a free nation, the golden Sengol — the sacred emblem used to legitimise the transfer of power from one king to another by the rajguru (state priest) — was reduced to a “golden walking stick gifted to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru….”
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