Adolf Hitler
India  /  Published 19.09.21

Hitler cloud on proposed UGC history syllabus

A BA history syllabus proposed by the University Grants Commission has attracted charges of promoting unverified claims and a “racial theory” of history reminiscent of Adolf Hitler’s...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.21

Berchtesgaden bloom

Poor ideas often become alarmingly popular, good ones get cast by the wayside. What side of the table would have been the side to choose at Berchtesgaden in Bavaria in the September of 1938? On one si...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Books  /  Published 14.01.21

Take a closer look at the fine print

  When the German printer and publisher, Johannes Gutenberg, designed his first letters for print, he envisioned the typeface as an instrument of communication. Little did he know that in time &...
By Kamalika Basu

World  /  Published 17.09.20

Axe on cops for sharing Hitler picture

Twenty-nine police officers have been suspended in Germany for sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and doctored depictions of refugees in gas chambers on their mobile phones, officials in the state of No...
By Reuters in Duesseldorf

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Uncanny parallels: Italy 1920, and India 2020

I read a lot of biographies, these often set in other countries than my own. A book I have just finished is Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism, by the Canadian scholar, Fabio Fernando Rizi....
By Ramachandra Guha


Opinion  /  Published 01.08.20

Limitless power

The term, ‘cult of personality’, is thought to have been first used with regard to the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin. Stalin died in 1953, after more than two decades in power; three years...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.20

The lingering echoes of fascism

Although Jolly Mohan Kaul wrote that “the ugly face of fascism had horrified almost all shades of political opinion in India,” I can’t imagine a conversation here such as I overheard...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

India  /  Published 11.08.19

Will world appease as they did Hitler: Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday compared the BJP’s policies to dictator Adolf Hitler’s “Nazi Aryan Supremacy.” He warned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s actions would go be...
By Reuters, PTI in Islamabad

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.19

Narendra Modi takes his role too seriously

By Valson Thampu

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy


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