September 23, 2020

Pankaj Mishra

  • A Lakhnawi Flaneur
    A Lakhnawi Flaneur

    His firm but unpretentious belief that truthful journalism is its own reward saved Outlook from becoming yet...

  • Eastern Promises
    Eastern Promises

    To understand contemporary Asia as a whole, one has to understand China—now more so than ever.

  • A Poet Unwelcome
    A Poet Unwelcome

    On Tagore’s unkind reception in China, adapted exclusively for Outlook by the author from his forthcoming...

  • A Curzon Without An Empire
    A Curzon Without An Empire

    Patrick French's armchair exercise parrots the rosy Western view of India, shunning rigour and ignoring depth...

  • Pages To Turn To
    Pages To Turn To

    I found myself reading a great deal of short fiction this year, preferring its brisk epiphanies to the slow...

  • Pre-Fab Reporting
    Pre-Fab Reporting

    Globalisation and its belief systems have streamed into reporting in, and from, Asia

  • A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009
    A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

    Outlook asked an eminent panel of writers and critics to come up with their choice of the best books of 2009...

  • India: A Massacre Justified By Philanthropy?
    India: A Massacre Justified By Philanthropy?

    For all our denial and bluster on Kashmir, the Indian state's secular narcissism may not survive a Modi on...

  • Superman Never Returns
    Superman Never Returns

    India can go ape—or it can learn to talk to itself and the world

  • A Sattvic Nomad
    A Sattvic Nomad

    Thela, dhaba, chai shack...it's these dots on the map that give you the real Gastronomical Survey of India

  • In Bed With Celebrity
    In Bed With Celebrity

    Is there hope when Page 3 vacuity occupies our media space?

  • Reason, The Real Reason Why India Lives
    Reason, The Real Reason Why India Lives

    Sen sees the vitality of our civilisation in 'tarkvaad' but can it cure our social imbalances?

  • Brown's Sahib
    Brown's Sahib

    Fruitful criticism of Nehru, but a lost chance to relate BJP's India to his idea of India

  • When The Moon Landed In America
    When The Moon Landed In America

    It appears disingenuous now to be outraged by the moral nullity of America's leaders, the lynchmob rage they...

  • Is This Love?
    Is This Love?

    Extracts from Pankaj Mishra's Romantics, shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award

  • Other Side Of The Vale
    Other Side Of The Vale

    We must move on from vague liberal concerns about ‘Indian brutality in Kashmir' to a detailed study of the...

  • Paper Jehadis And The Lie Of The Land
    Paper Jehadis And The Lie Of The Land

    A reply to the charges levelled by Prem Shankar Jha in his last week's column

  • Little Inkling
    Little Inkling

    Writing in English, an Indian elite discovers nothing

  • Rebel With A Clause
    Rebel With A Clause

    Strangely, more a litany of victimhood than intellectual memoir

  • The Art Of Inquisition
    The Art Of Inquisition

    A connoisseur of culture and civilisation, Nirad C. Chaudhuri refined the art of self-cultivation

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