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Raghu Karnad

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.

The Dream of Revolution lays bare Jayaprakash Narayan’s quest for revolution, why his legacy lies forgotten
Tue, Jan 04, 2022

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.

‘The first to go green will do the best afterwards’: Kim Stanley Robinson
Tue, Nov 09, 2021

As the COP26 climate conference unfolds in Glasgow, award-winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson speaks of India’s potential to script an environmental regeneration

Soldiers without borders: Fighting didn’t stop for Indians after WWII
Tue, Nov 09, 2021

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.

‘The idea of a major war between Great Powers has worn off’
Tue, Nov 09, 2021

Philosopher Toby Ord’s new book, The Precipice, examines our power to collectively extinguish the human species

Lives Interrupted
Tue, Nov 09, 2021

Notes on putting humans in camps — three lessons from 1962

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