The writer retired as professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU
In his new book, Sugata Bose examines alternative nationalist visions to counter arguments for an unilinear narrative
India needs to legally reclassify hate crimes as acts of terror.
Anirban Bhattacharya’s enthusiasm for historical documents is infectious.
Each state gets two chapters, one to explain the Left’s early achievements and the second to track its later debasement into patronage politics, insulated from mass movements.
The prohibition against inter-community marriages is not an invention of Hindutva. But Hindutva articulates and disseminates it most systematically, writes Tanika Sarkar.
The sum of a lifes work in a refreshingly creative idiom
Happy Birthday, Sushmita Sen: 10 times the diva enthralled us with her style this year
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"