The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Poems of Partition
As a historian, I know only too well that in capturing a place, a time, a mood or a people, humdrum works of history come a poor second to works of the imagination. No non-fictional book about India’s capital city is half as evocative or insightful a...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Bond with the loneliest
Sir — Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is at it again — dragging Sourav Ganguly into events which have nothi ...  | Read.. 
Passing of an era
Sir — Brian Lara’s retirement from one-day internationals should serve as a hint to the Team India ...  | Read.. 
Sapper remembered
Sir — In “Sapper’s Song” (“Eye on England”, April 1), Amit Roy has wondered if Sapper Pradeep Gandh ...  | Read.. 
Just as Indians were getting used to debating the pros and cons of judicial activism, there has cropped up now something call...| Read.. 
Close the chapter
The death last month of Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan (79) in his village, Tanda, reminded me of his case against me and my encount...  | Read.. 
A terrible beauty is born
“I work mainly with just one concept, I call it Wounds.” This is what Somnath Hore (1921-2006) had written in 1992, in an extraordinarily full and precise essay on the evoluti...  | Read.. 
Excavating truth
Bengali groups continue with their fondness for inter-war British drama. Coincidentally, two fine plays from 1932-33 by novelists Somerset Maugham and J.B. Priestley are on vi...  | Read.. 
Arcadian sadness
Xinjiang (“Ice Jecen” in Manchu, literally meaning ‘New Frontier’), in north-west China, is home to a number of ethnic nationalities. Mala Mukerjee, whose photographs of Xinji...  | Read.. 
Blurred borders...  | Read.. 
So that means you need to know things even when you don’t need to know them. You need to know them not because you need to know them but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don’t need to know you still need to know so that you know that there is no need to know. — JONATHAN LYNN