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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Mahesh Rangarajan

The writer teaches history at Ashoka University. All views are personal.

How a new biography draws on the enigma and shadow lines of M Karunanidhi
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

Was he a social radical till the end, or did he lose his way? Karunanidhi: The Definitive Biography seeks to demystify the politician.

Richard Grove raised questions about empire and ecology that are relevant today
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Grove blazed the trail for a new kind of history of ideas that spanned continents. Most crucially, he placed India, Africa and the Caribbean at the centre of global environmental change.

Nehru’s lesson for Rahul
Tue, Dec 04, 2018

His robust pluralism, and not soft Hindutva, should guide the Congress

Indira Gandhi remains the enigma she will be even a century after her birth
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Arguably one of India’s most enigmatic political leaders, Indira Gandhi redefined polity and the power of the office of the Prime Minister.

The Secret Garden
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

A spectacular introduction to the circle of life that shares space with the President of India