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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is a writer-historian who has authored several books including the popular India after Gandhi. Apart from writing and teaching at various international universities, Guha is also a columnist. He is a recipient of awards including the Ramnath Goenka Prize for excellence in journalism, Sahitya Akademi Award, Daily Telegraph/Cricket Society prize, the Malcolm Adideshiah Award for excellence in social science research. Guha has also been felicitated with the Padma Bhushan award in 2009. Guha was awarded a honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. A member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators of BCCI, Guha resigned in June 2017.


N Srinivasan, Amit Shah are effectively running BCCI: Ramachandra Guha

November 23, 2020 9:03 am

Ramachandra Guha also took a shot at former India captain Sourav Ganguly for his role in endorsing a fantasy game despite being the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Ramachandra Guha on new book: ‘India as a cricketing superpower mirrors our economic rise’

November 19, 2020 9:27 am

In an interview with, the historian spoke about the craft of historical biographies and the gaps in the history writing of post-Independent India that he wishes to be filled by younger scholars.

Ramchandra Guha denies receiving apology from Karnataka minister over detention at anti-CAA protest

February 20, 2020 5:29 pm

"We have not curbed protests anywhere. Minor discrepancies have taken place including historian Ramachandra Guha being manhandled during a protest. I have called and apologised to him for that," Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said in the Assembly on Wednesday.

'Some foreign ministers read books': Jaishankar to Ramachandra Guha after spat on Nehru-Patel

February 13, 2020 8:22 pm

"Some Foreign Ministers do read books. May be a good habit for some Professors too," Jaishankar tells Guha after the latter sought to debunk the myth that Nehru did not want Patel in his cabinet.

Did say Rahul Gandhi was a fifth generation dynast, but I said much, much, more: Ramachandra Guha

January 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Guha said that his talk was a "defence of constitutional patriotism against Hindutva jingoism".

Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru: ‘Are we a totalitarian regime?’

December 20, 2019 5:57 am

Guha raised slogans against the new law before he was dragged away and put under what police called “preventive arrest”. He was later released.

CAA protests: More than 100 detained in Bengaluru, CM appeals for peace

December 19, 2019 5:36 pm

Prohibitory orders across Karnataka have been imposed under Section 144 of CrPC for 3 days beginning Thursday.

Express briefing: Deal between Mirchi son, Bhushan steel under scanner; Infosys asks CEO, CFO to recuse from probe

October 23, 2019 10:02 am

From the US Congressional hearing on India's removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to the probe into "unethical" practices in Infosys, here's the top news today.

Ramachandra Guha declines paycheck for cricket stint

October 23, 2019 10:14 am

Guha was to receive Rs 40 lakh and Limaye Rs 50.5 lakh on a pro-rata basis. The CoA will wind up after the BCCI’s annual general meeting and elections Wednesday, according to the apex court.

Ahmedabad University V-C on Guha row: Things could have been communicated well

May 17, 2019 1:13 am

On October 16 last year, the university had announced Guha’s appointment as Shrenik Lalbhai Chair Professor of Humanities and director of the Gandhi Winter School at its School of Arts and Sciences. Three days later, members of ABVP, protested against the decision and demanded cancellation of Guha’s appointment.