The writer is professor of history, University of California, Los Angele.
What 2020 has indubitably established is that the US is altered forever and cannot simply pick up from where, as decent people fondly imagine, it veered off, forgetful of its supposed mission to serve as a beacon of light to the world.
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: How the American civil rights movement adapted Gandhian ideas for their struggle.
Menstrual politics is at the heart of the Sabarimala entry controversy. By a majority 4-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of girls and women between the age of 10 and 50 into the Sabarimala temple was unconstitutional.
Punjab government doesn’t get it: Idea of blasphemy has no point of reference in Hinduism
The Royal Indian Navy mutiny was overshadowed by the INA trial. Its celebration would have run counter to the logic of the democratic nation-state.
To remember Mahatma Gandhi is to reflect on the meanings of home and dispossession
If inclusiveness is the touchstone of a Republic, what is characteristic of India today is how increasingly large constituencies are being excluded from the nation. Muslims and Dalits have been hounded, garroted, and lynched
Vasudha Dalmia explores the relationship between the city and the development of the modern Hindi novel, but with mixed results.
At the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, his legacy looks to fade away in decay and neglect.
Sunil Khilnani threads India's complex and variegated history together through elegant biographies of 50 individuals who made a difference.
How the INA trial hastened the end of British rule in India.
She pioneered the cooperative movement in India, but remains lost in the shadows of history. On her 27th death anniversary, looking back at the life of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and the nationalist, feminist and socialist ideas she upheld.
Shahid Amin, one of India’s most creative and learned historians, explores Indian syncretism through the legend of an 11th century warrior-saint.
Rich in detail, Yasmin Khan’s history paves the way for a more complex understanding of WWII as India’s war.
Seven decades after Hiroshima, probing fundamental questions of US history still seems off limits in America
A cut-price meridian of exploitation connects 19th century Manchester with 21st century Dhaka.
Scotland’s priorities, argue the proponents of independence, are poorly reflected in the constitution of the British government.