Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

The responsibility of transferring power

Maintaining prestige implies a compulsion to show that withdrawal is orderly, negotiated and agreed upon by all parties...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

Books  /  Published 09.05.19

A peep into the world of the Ottomans

Empress of The East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire is immensely rewarding for those interested in the Ottoman world...
By Navras J. Aafreedi

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

The search for an ideal society

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan still has time to flesh out his vision for a 'Raghu Ram Rajya' ...
By Ashok V. Desai

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.19

Singaporeans question bicentennial

Largely conformists, Singaporeans, for a change, are asking, 'Why are we celebrating colonial rule?’...
By Sonia Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.19

Tamil edition of a book Bankim never wrote

To think that such luminaries as Subramania Bharati and Ramanujalu Naidu should be involved in this fake!...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy


Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Lucknow's Hazratganj struggles to keep pace

Though “Ganjing” is no longer what it was, the syncretic culture of the avenue remains, as does the 'tehzeeb'...
By Alpana Chowdhury

Books  /  Published 05.04.19

Finding new ways to delve into the ancient past

Asiatic Society of Bangladesh's edited volume History of Bangladesh's title is problematic: is it a history of Bangladesh or a history of early Bengal? ...
By Kesavan Veluthat

Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Where Gyan Prakash's Emergency Chronicles falters

The book claims to strip away the ‘myth’ that the Emergency was brought on by the then PM's desire to cling to power...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

Books  /  Published 28.02.19

How Israel came to adopt its muscular policy

Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman gives the reader a ringside account of the Mossad...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 14.02.19

Tipu's soldier: Lost in history, found in fiction

Krishnamurthy Hanuru’s novel brings alive the wandering figure, ever slipping through official memory...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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