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B R Ambedkar
Books  /  Published 01.10.20

Tracing Gandhi through books

We end with a more personal yet scholarly book, The Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi by acclaimed biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, who is also Gandhi’s grandson. By examining in detail the dominant...
By Richa Burman in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Cost of friendship

Sir — I was taken aback the other day to realize that neither my Android device nor WhatsApp has an emoticon for a bald person — the closest thing was a balding old man, even there the old...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

In a different epoch

The Supreme Court has been criticized for its failure to act as the guardian of the Constitution. Issues ranging from demonetization to Kashmir and the indiscriminate arrest and detention of intellect...
By Kaleeswaram Raj in

India  /  Published 06.04.19

World cheering us: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed that the world was “cheering for India” and appeared to link it to the people’s decision to vote in a “stable government” in 2014.“America is...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 21.08.19

Ambedkar statues beheaded

Three statues of Babasaheb Ambedkar were clandestinely beheaded at three neighbouring villages in Azamgarh on Tuesday night, with some police officers linking the vandalism to recent efforts to trigge...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 06.06.19

The RSS: Challenging the secular polity of India

The return of Narendra Modi, a former pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as prime minister for the second term, and the tremendous majority that the Bharatiya Janata Party has garnere...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.19

The fear of freedom in Gujarat

“I believe that freedom of thought is a fundamental human right. I don’t want to be a nut and bolt of the state. I want to be a free person. And that is why I resigned.” — Hemantkumar Shah, fo...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.20

A new impasse in Dalit politics

Contemporary Dalit politics against enduring caste discrimination has entered a new impasse given the dilemmas that are internal to its political articulation. It is important that Dalit politics find...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

'Savitri' and the poetry of politics

What is an epic is an important theme for debate. Can poetry help us understand the world? More specifically, can epic poetry provide a framework on which to base our view of historical events? The In...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Lessons to take forward

In the early 1990s D.R. Nagaraj published The Flaming Feet, a compilation of his essays in which he admired both Gandhi and Ambedkar. Coming close on the heels of the phenomenon of Dalit assertion, it...
By Subhash Gatade in


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