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The emperor has no sense: Rahul Gandhi's revival plan shows his Tughlaq complex

Mar 02, 2015    

The quirky politics of Rahul Gandhi, most recently symbolised by his absence from the Budget session of Parliament, reveals a mindset remarkably similar to that of Muhammad bin Tughlaq. Like the monarch, Rahuls approach to politics and power adheres to what is prescribed in textbooks, seemingly commonsensical, yet out of sync with the extant reality.Tughlaq chose to shift his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad because it was the physical centre of his expanding empire and, therefore, equidistant from all its parts. He thought his presence in Daulatabad would dissuade chieftains of remote areas f...

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