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

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

Fascist enemy for farm and Bengal

By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 21.12.20

Stand up for what is right: Bhushan

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Sunday appealed to the public to stand up for what is right and against injustice to “reclaim our Republic” which is “experiencing” a crisis like nev...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.20

Some lessons from Bihar

In the recently concluded Bihar assembly elections, the Left parties won 16 out of the 29 seats allocated to them. The CPIML (Liberation) won 12 out of the 19 seats it contested. Even though the Natio...
By Kavita Krishnan

India  /  Published 02.11.20

In the middle of end game of fascism

All attempts are made politically and socially to make the state more powerful in a simulated war-like emergency that ruthlessly represses dissent. This requires making the media, judiciary and educat...
By Amit Bhaduri


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

India  /  Published 03.09.20

Hope: on youth, not parties

Prabhat Patnaik, economist and professor emeritus at JNU in conversation with Subhoranjan Dasgupta, professor of human science: Dasgupta: In one of her recent lectures, eminent historian Ro...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 20.08.20

FB: Right tilt elsewhere too

The BJP’s counter to The Wall Street Journal’s expose of the party having received preferential treatment from Facebook has been that the social media platform is Left-leaning but experien...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.20

Yes People And No People

The world, our world, is no longer the world it used to be because the world, our world, got changed and became this world and that world and there lay in between the two worlds a chasm for the rest, ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

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


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