Ramachandra Guha

The beauty of compromise

Revisiting some of the more intractable conflicts in Southasia begs the question: Could conciliation and compromise by all concerned parties have changed the course of our history?

Feb 01, 2008

EPW and the Thinking Indian

A magazine that represents an emphatic triumph of content over form has just lost an editor.

Feb 14, 2004

Lives in need of authors

Why South Asians don't write good biographies.

Oct 01, 2002

India was Indira, Indira was India

Mrs. Gandhi was not the matriarch unwillingly pushed to drastic action. She was inclined dictatorial, writes Ramachandra Guha.

Jul 01, 2000

Why the Brown Man Must Be Heard

The Radical Mediocrity of Southasian Social Science

May 01, 1999

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