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Colonialism
Opinion  /  Published 19.07.21

Rammohun Roy: The radical Raja

On April 27, 1832, in a letter to an English friend, Rammohun Roy spoke of the ethical relevance of political and religious reform. What he wrote is worth quoting: “The struggles are not merely ...
By Sukalyan Chanda

World  /  Published 10.06.21

Queen portrait faces Oxford students’ axe

Postgraduate students at Magdalen College, Oxford, have removed a portrait of the Queen from their Middle Common Room in order to create “a welcoming, neutral place for all members regardless of...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 25.10.20

Trapped in history

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By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.09.20

Book: Sangh seeks ban

It states that Variyamkunnath Haji and his father had been exiled for a short period to Mecca for anti-government activities. “Thereafter, they came back and continued with their anti-British de...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Style  /  Published 02.07.20

A question of colour

First Unilever announced that it will remove the word “fair” from its Fair & Lovely products. Now L’Oréal says it will also remove words such as “whitening” fr...
By The Telegraph

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Opinion  /  Published 14.07.19

An odyssey of colonization

Children no longer depend on that old woman on the moon to grant their wishes. Modern science has emboldened humans — adults and children — to, figuratively speaking, ask for the moon. In fact, i...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

A grammar horror story for Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th and I want to talk about a spine-chilling experience. A chain of circumstances led me to spending a night in the company of a Bengali grammar book, with no one around but a lo...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

How remorse could be made more meaningful

Sorry, indeed, is the hardest word. What adds to its weight, history and politics would confirm, are the contradictory pulls that inform the testy relationship between morality and diplomatic stratage...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

The concept of nationalism that informed India’s anti-colonial struggle was a unique and unprecedented idea. There were at least three ways in which it was the very opposite of the concept of nation...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Migration in a post-democratic world

The prehistoric Homo sapiens spread out from their source to all continents, braving unimaginable odds, and created the possibility of humans becoming avant-garde in the process of the evolution of Li...
By G.N. Devy


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