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Politics And Play
Opinion  /  Published 28.08.21

Cricketing memories of 1971

The city outside India I know best is London, and the place in London I know best is the British Library, where, for 30 years and counting, I have scoured the capacious collections pertaining to the h...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.21

The anonymity of Mahadev Desai is unwarranted

Like all other Indians, I grew up thinking of August 15 as the day when, back in 1947, the first government of independent India was sworn into office. However, in recent years the day has acquired fo...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.21

Gandhians North and South

For all its other achievements, the Gandhian movement in independent India has never paid adequate attention to the threat posed to the Republic by the rise of Hindutva majoritarianism. (Sun...
By Ramachandra Guha

India  /  Published 24.01.21

POWERPLAY INC.

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By Manasi Shah

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.20

A common thread

Arguably the two greatest modern Bengalis were Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore. Both have had a colossal and still enduring influence on their state, their country, and the world. Tagore and...
By Ramachandra Guha

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Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

The reign of unreason

There have been many protests against the citizenship (amendment) bill (now Act), and there will be many more. This piece of legislation strikes at the heart of the Constitution, seeking to make India...
By Ramachandra Guha

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

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.19

The Dalai Lama deserves to be honoured

In the last week of March 1959 — exactly 60 years ago — the Dalai Lama fled to India after a rebellion by his fellow Tibetans had been brutally crushed by the Chinese military. He entered what is ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.19

After Pulwama, a writer's dilemma

In 1940, George Orwell wrote an essay titled, “My Country Right or Left”. Britain and Germany were at war, the Luftwaffe was battering London, and the detached, sceptical writer was giving way to ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.19

Kashmir decision has backfired horribly

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