nehru

India, 1952

American journalist Louis Fischer’s interactions with Nehru’s contemporaries reveal a tangled reality.

| Apr 10, 2015

My Japanese parents

Remembering what Japan meant to those who dreamt of transforming India after Independence.

| May 31, 2013

No saints or miracles

Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.

| Jan 15, 2013

The Mongolian fringe

The exodus of Northeasterners from a number of major Indian cities underlines a reality that the Indian national elites would rather not talk about

| Jan 14, 2013

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

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Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.