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Opinion  /  Published 03.01.20

A battle for India

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Opinion  /  Published 08.11.19

Kashmir decision has backfired horribly

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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...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.03.20

An enduring bond with the game

Among the reasons I write for The Telegraph is that this newspaper lets me say what I want. A second is that my mind was quickened and shaped by the intellectuals of Calcutta, and although it is thirt...
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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...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.12.19

History against sectarianism

In December 1947, the annual Indian History Congress was held in Bombay. The president-elect that year was Professor Mohammad Habib of the Aligarh Muslim University, a historian of early medieval Indi...
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Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The enduring radiance of Ambedkar

The Indian Constitution recognized two social groups as especially disadvantaged: the scheduled castes, known in everyday language as Dalits; and the scheduled tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. Both...
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Opinion  /  Published 11.10.19

Gandhi versus Lenin

I have been reading the diaries of the diplomat, Ivan Maisky, who served as Soviet Russia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1932 to 1943. A scholar of history and philology, a fluent speaker o...
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Opinion  /  Published 27.09.19

Gandhi and the RSS

This column appears days before the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. That anniversary shall be observed at a time when a former pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is the country’...
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Opinion  /  Published 13.09.19

Remembering Shankar Guha Niyogi

The trade union leader, A.K. Roy, who died recently, represented an era of Indian politics that is now absolutely and comprehensively in the past. He served three terms as an MP from Dhanbad, elected ...
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