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P.A. Krishnan

Articles by P.A. Krishnan

Uncle Sam Diary

Uncle Sam Diary

Jun 10, 2021 P.A. Krishnan

Not the ‘LA International Airport’ of Susan Raye fame. The only sound was of the trolley wheels. 'We are...

Imperfect Korvai

Imperfect Korvai

Jul 31, 2020 P.A. Krishnan

This tribute to lower caste Mrdangam makers, who had an unequal relationship with Brahmin artistes, is an...

Justice Repaid In Bitter Dividends

Justice Repaid In Bitter Dividends

Feb 05, 2020 P.A. Krishnan

A Tamil classic doesn’t extol the central act of class violence; it speaks of life and futility

Pro Patria Mori Meets Fire-And-Brimstone

Pro Patria Mori Meets Fire-And-Brimstone

Oct 23, 2019 P.A. Krishnan

The winds are favourable...Savarkar is enveloped in a biographic embrace. Sampath is digressively elaborate;...

Periyar EV Ramasamy -- The Man Who Opposed Mahatma Gandhi's Idea Of India

Periyar EV Ramasamy -- The Man Who Opposed Mahatma Gandhi's Idea Of India

Sep 26, 2019 P.A. Krishnan

Not as famous like a Jinnah or Ambedkar, Periyar fervently criticised Mahatma Gandhi but his extraordinary...

Lengthening Shadow Of The Lifelong Quester

Lengthening Shadow Of The Lifelong Quester

Oct 17, 2018 P.A. Krishnan

Accessible, humane, unsparingly critical—this is a clear-headed account of the years that made the Mahatma,...

Swords And Chandeliers

Swords And Chandeliers

Aug 29, 2018 P.A. Krishnan

The Bahmanis, Vijayanagara, Shivaji...a fine history of the Deccan bristles with cruel and grand potentates,...

Between Avidya And Maya

Between Avidya And Maya

Jun 20, 2018 P.A. Krishnan

A lucid book on this greatest of Indian philosophers is to be lauded. But the attempt at a scientific...

Sectarian Fire Burns

Sectarian Fire Burns

Dec 21, 2017 P.A. Krishnan

Sangam-era violence was of tribal variety. Later it was between religions. Today, it’s caste riots that...

History’s Forgotten Nuts

History’s Forgotten Nuts

Sep 29, 2017 P.A. Krishnan

For a book set during the times of Rajendra Chola, Empire teems with the most ghastly anachronisms. Yet it...