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Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Opinion  /  Published 25.09.21

A cricketer of conscience

By a fortunate coincidence, this column appears on the seventy-fifth birthday of the living cricketer I hold in the highest esteem. I admire him for his achievements on the field, and, perhaps even mo...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Year of paradoxes: A tale of two abbreviations

The present moment in our contemporary history is riddled with paradoxes. The year, 2021, marks the commencement of our existence as an independent country for over seven decades. It naturally reminds...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.21

UCC: The history of a code

While hearing a divorce case, the Delhi High Court directed the Centre to take the steps necessary to bring in a Uniform Civil Code in order to avoid conflicting realities coming in the way of the del...
By Zakia Soman

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.21

Ashrams of free thought at risk in New India

All momentous events in history emerge in silence, and to silence they return. August 2021 compels one to think of many silences and many momentous events of a century ago — 1920-21 — whic...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Bhagavad Gita and Indian national movement

It feels strangely disquieting to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav amidst the untold suffering caused by the pandemic. Perhaps the anxiety about an uncertain present and an even more unpred...
By A. Raghuramaraju

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Books  /  Published 16.07.21

The truth about lies

Wilkerson’s disturbing micro-narratives of the dominant caste’s arrogant claims of entitlement with disregard for others, its scattered sentinels in anxious surveillance of the slightest s...
By Prasanta Ray

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Bengal’s changing caste equations

Three important aspects were in focus during the Bengal elections. First, there was the nature of ‘competitive populism’ spearheaded by the two charismatic leaders of Indian politics, Nare...
By Shiveshwar Kundu

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Roots of the poison

Reading the book gives one the impression that Heredia is making a sincere attempt “to bring a moral conscience to the social sciences, and scholarly rigor to social activism”. The author ...
By Anshuman Behera

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.21

A false veneration: Elder abuse

Aaji, 69 years old, leaned over my doctor’s desk to elaborate on why she visits the clinic alone. She had four sons, two daughters, and one goat. The sons would rotate her amongst themselves, ir...
By Manveen Kaur

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.21

A dream of India that should last forever

Some three decades ago, I decided to start working with adivasis and nomadic people. My workplace was Tejgadh, a village in eastern Gujarat. It is situated at the foot of a rocky hill and is...
By G.N. Devy


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