"If many Indians were genuinely 'astonished' by the well-organised killing of Muslim fellow citizens in Gujarat in 2002 Â by the fact that such evil was "still" possible in the 21st century Â this was because they had chosen to forget November 1984, the one reference point which made that violence not just intelligible but possible as well."
Many people in India have an ostrich mentality when it comes to unanswered questions of the past. May be if hadn't forgotten history wouldn't have repeated itself. I was emailed this essay by unknown soul and now I'm passing it one to you. Read the rest of Siddharth Varadarajan's essay, Moral Indifference as the Form of Modern Evil.