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Ashutosh Varshney

The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he also directs the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Watson Institute. He is a contributing editor for The Indian Express.

Moving to the city
Thu, Aug 23, 2012

China has more political and legal space to urbanise than India

Modern like China
Tue, Aug 14, 2012

If it keeps growing,it could craft many novelties. But is it overbuilding,and who bears the cost?

The ravages of routine
Wed, Aug 01, 2012

Both the Congress and the BJP suffer from a vision deficit

The business-politics nexus
Mon, Jul 09, 2012

Money can’t really decide elections. But why does India’s poll finance remain so murky?

The right turn for BJP
Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Its electoral chances will depend on how it re-imagines its ideology

India’s moment of truth
Mon, Jun 11, 2012

Corruption now threatens to bring down a land of opportunity

Are the states too strong?
Thu, May 24, 2012

In India,assertion by states doesn’t preclude,and in fact nurtures,national cohesion

A new dawn — or false?
Mon, Mar 12, 2012

UP,long having put the nation first,may have learnt to look out for itself

The year of living angrily
Sat, Dec 31, 2011

The friction between democracy and markets may be inevitable in India today,and only skilful politics can resolve it

The long shadow of the Ramlila stage
Wed, Sep 07, 2011

How Hazare’s movement is different from earlier transformations — and why it might persist,anyway.

Has urban India arrived?
Thu, Aug 25, 2011

Our cities have been estranged from the electoral space,and under-served by politics. This Lokpal moment is the best time to start healing that breach.

Rethink the communal violence bill
Sat, Jul 16, 2011

The problem with the bill is not special protection for minorities. The NAC wrongly assumes that civil servants can solve everything,and that India’s future will be as riot-ridden as its past

State of civil society
Tue, Jun 14, 2011

Why we need to be precise in how we define ‘civil society’?

Doomed by example
Tue, Aug 03, 2010

Why Maoists cannot deliver on their high-sounding promises of a better future....

State of the Union
Sat, Dec 05, 2009

Does federalism weaken India’s response to terrorism?

What if Jinnah had won
Tue, Sep 15, 2009

The current debate over partition is radically incomplete. The debate has been framed around Jinnah’s desire for a federal but undivided India...

Not quite Model Malaysia
Wed, Jun 21, 2006

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s critique mixes up the difference between an empirical and a normative argument.

Colours of Indianhood
Mon, Aug 30, 2004

By presenting her arrest in Hubli as an irreconcilable clash between an Indian’s natural love for the national flag and the inauthentic...

Making the state behave, and well
Tue, Apr 23, 2002

The role of the state in communal riots has yet again attracted enormous attention. But, after all is said and done, we need to re-examine o...

Try some generosity
Thu, Feb 26, 1998

While L. K. Advani's moderate views remain unconvincing, Atal Behari Vajpayee is a moderate without apology. It's also hard to imagine that ...