Books  /  Published 17.07.20

An enigma on screen and a hero off screen

For much of the Sixties, Rajendra Kumar strode the Hindi film world like a colossus. Therefore, it is surprising that not much has been written about the man whose film career lasted close to 45 years...
By Devdan Mitra in

India  /  Published 24.05.20

Migrant woes 'greatest manmade tragedy' since Partition: Guha

The unfolding miseries of millions of poor people in the world's largest coronavirus lockdown is the greatest manmade tragedy in India since Partition, says historian and economist Ramchandra Guha.Cau...
By PTI in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 02.04.20

Two Partitions, three narratives

This is an important book that looks at the diverse and conflicting ways in which the making of Bangladesh is remembered in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The book does not, and does not claim to, of...
By Salil Misra in

Books  /  Published 26.03.20

Presenting V.P. Menon through the sparkle of embellishment

In sync with the SoPs of political biographies, which are being churned out at a fast pace and launched at glamorous events, the author diligently goes through with the de rigueur recycling compulsion...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Lessons from a dark legacy

Seventy-five years ago, the Red Army liberated the most efficient and devastating death machine that the human mind has ever invented — the Auschwitz concentration camp. Over one million people were...
By Martin Kämpchen in

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.20

For Muslims, CAA is wrong target

When I bought a dongle the other day, the shopkeeper was doubtful if my passport would suffice for identification. He had handled only Aadhaar cards. He was even more dubious on finding the passport h...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 09.02.20

Partition versus freedom struggle: Mander

Social activist Harsh Mander said on Sunday the country was going through a “dark, long night” that would be remembered because of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s bid to complete the “unfini...
By Dev Raj in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Unsung but unforgettable

Some lessons need to be told and retold when collective amnesia is on the prowl.As many as 40 per cent of the survivors in a study on the Partition-era violence had said the members of the other commu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 14.08.19

How Cyril Radcliffe carved the Indian subcontinent

Justifying his decisions, Radcliffe, in an interview with veteran Indian journalist Kuldeep Nayar, said, ‘I had no alternative; the time at my disposal was so short that I could not do a better job....
By Manan Kapoor in

India  /  Published 31.12.19

In playhouse of the Raj, tables turned

First the Vidyasagar disconnect. Now, the Curzon connect.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has described as “iconic” a table that had apparently been used by Lord Curzon to sign Bengal’s 1905 Partition ...
By Devadeep Purohit and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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