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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Mukulika Banerjee

Banerjee is author of 'Why India Votes and is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science

A small ‘feastie’ in a Republic’s anniversary
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Amid protests, it is the quotidian lessons of citizenship that have been taught and practised over seven decades that are now being used to express what it is to be Indian

My parents bequeathed to me a lived liberalism. From Dec 6, 1992, that virtue, that country, is besieged
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The dream had communicated a message: That if young men armed with just axes, hammers and uncontrollable rage could reduce a 16th-century mosque to rubble as they had done that day, the bare bones of the virtues required to challenge them might lie beyond the boundary of time.

The business of politics, the necessity of values
Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Elections are short term contests, but the political project of democracy is a long game.

A new poriborton: Two villages provide a pointer to the emerging Hindutva politics in West Bengal
Fri, May 17, 2019

Something has changed in Madanpur and Chishti, as across West Bengal. Simply put, more people seem to be supporting the BJP, a party that has been peripheral to their political vision until now. While support for Trinamool remains strong, the BJP seem to be drawing in support from the traditional Left Front households.

Your not-so-secret ballot
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The government must adopt the new technology that restores poll privacy

Wali Baba, my adoptive father
Sat, Feb 04, 2006

Wali Baba passed away on January 26 at his favourite hour. At 7.15 am, between bed-tea and breakfast, he was usually to be found in his belo...