Raghu Karnad is a journalist and author, and a recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. He is the former chief of bureau of The Wire, which he helped to launch in 2015.
In a crisp 200 pages, The Dream of Revolution — a biography begun by the late historian Bimal Prasad, a close associate of Jayaprakash Narayan’s, and completed by his daughter, art historian Sujata Prasad — narrates the singular, often surprising political life, which bridged the era of Bhagat Singh and civil disobedience with that of George Fernandes and the Janata Party.
As the COP26 climate conference unfolds in Glasgow, award-winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson speaks of India’s potential to script an environmental regeneration
The 75th anniversary of Victory-over-Japan Day, celebrated in August, marked the end of World War II. But for thousands of Indian soldiers the fighting didn’t stop. Instead, they were ordered straight into new battles, like the Battle of Surabaya, which began 75 years ago this week.
Philosopher Toby Ord’s new book, The Precipice, examines our power to collectively extinguish the human species
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