India  /  Published 31.08.21

JNU course on ‘jihadi terrorism’

Jawaharlal Nehru University’s academic council has approved a counter-terrorism course that links Islamist and communist terror while staying silent on terrorism by members of other faiths or gr...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.21

China blends fascism with secular traits

By Mukul Kesavan

Books  /  Published 19.03.21

Inventing the future

The last one-third of Lepore’s book is the most devastating as she outlines with a considerable volume of facts and an array of opinions how this company attempted to use methods of psychologica...
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.21

How the hard Right mimics the hard Left

I have been reading the memoirs of Dora Russell, a pioneering British feminist and educationist. These were published in three volumes, of which I have just finished the first. This covers her upbring...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.21

Bengal: the politics of bloodshed

Political violence in West Bengal is a routine affair, particularly in an electoral season. The violence embedded in Bengal’s political landscape is believed to be anomalous with the progressive...
By Nirupam Hazra


Opinion  /  Published 25.07.20

Roles reversed: Ideology is for naive Third World

American visas were not outsourced in 1964. The consulate issued them. It was a formality in my case since I was going on an invitation from Henry Kissinger’s Harvard international seminar. All ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Eric Hobsbawm: The recorder of communist history

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was one of the world’s most famous communist historians. The political fortune of the organized Left having taken a nosedive globally, although his biography has been writt...
By Kunal Chattopadhyay

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Can we make communism relevant again?

Sir — One agrees with Ramachandra Guha’s view that communist thought should be indigenized (“Homely traditions”, June 22). Karl Marx’s economic theory was designed for an industrialized nati...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 23.06.19

Under siege: Kerala CPM’s ‘Kannur Communism’

A raft of controversies has brought the Kerala CPM’s “Kannur Communism” brand under scrutiny at a time its leadership has been trying to paper over the party fault lines following the disastrous...
By Santosh Kumar in New Delhi


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