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Books  /  Published 30.09.19

The Savarkar revival

The gesture comes at a time when relations between India and Pakistan have soured over the withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir by the Narendra Modi-led government. Pakistan Prime Mi...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Baseless attacks on citizens' rights

A sure-fire way to destroy an edifice is to attack its foundation. While this strategy is best adopted by doctors — to treat the root cause of illness — majoritarian bodies in India can be counted...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

The problem with seeking apologies

Sir — The apologies tendered by the former German chancellor, Willy Brandt, and by the former Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi, deserve special praise. But seeking an apology for sins of the ...
By The Telegraph in

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 in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Harmony humiliated as violence erupts

Looking at the mood of the country and the sad state of affairs, I find myself failing to repeat the words of Christ on the Cross: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” Th...
By J. Felix Raj in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose 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 23.01.19

A broken republic where minorities live in fear

Irony proliferates in the India that the Bharatiya Janata Party is striving to build earnestly. In 1950, this young republic had adopted a Constitution — the sacred foundation of the democracy — w...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 20.12.19

The story of politics and Islam in India

In a world fixated on narratives of political Islam with all their variants, Hilal Ahmed’s Siyasi Muslims is a welcome addition. The ten chapters of the book are structured in three parts: part one ...
By Soumen Mukherjee in

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Modi govt won’t act on Hindu terror: Left

The CPM on Friday described the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case as a “shameful reminder that the criminal justice system in India is incapable of b...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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