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Patrick French
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Patrick French

Articles by Patrick French

Mahatma’s White Period

Mahatma’s White Period

Oct 05, 2015 Patrick French

He genuflected before the empire and regarded ‘Kaffirs’ with open racism. Meet Mohandas Gandhi in South...

One Leg In A Gunny Sack

One Leg In A Gunny Sack

Mar 05, 2012 Patrick French

One tastes the entrails of a seething Mumbai slum in this vivid, visceral account

Cameron’s Cuz Is More The Curzon

Cameron’s Cuz Is More The Curzon

Feb 14, 2011 Patrick French

Pankaj Mishra’s was more an ideological cry of pain than any honest appraisal of my book, says Patrick...

The Princely State Of India

The Princely State Of India

Jan 17, 2011 Patrick French

Analyse Parliament, and a disturbing fact emerges: India is going back to monarchy

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Nov 15, 2010 Patrick French

An often nostalgic Guha progresses from the ‘loyal’ opposition of the early makers, radicalism of the...

Reading The Reader

Reading The Reader

Nov 01, 2010 Patrick French

There will always be a market for analysis. But will marketers see that in the inkblot?

The India Gene Code

The India Gene Code

Aug 23, 2010 Patrick French

India’s many failings are obvious enough. But most of its considerable achievements spring from the exalted...

A Million Mutinies Within

A Million Mutinies Within

Mar 31, 2008 Patrick French

No hagiography: 'He believed that a less than candid biography would be pointless, and his willingness to...

Naipaul And His Three Women

Naipaul And His Three Women

Mar 31, 2008 Patrick French

'I knew Pat was dying and Margaret was finished.... It was not that I was trying to displace a dying woman...

Naipaul And India

Naipaul And India

Mar 31, 2008 Patrick French

How the area of darkness became a wounded civilisation where, eventually, were found a million mutinies

I Hereby Attest Thee... Man And Wife

I Hereby Attest Thee... Man And Wife

Jan 14, 2008 Patrick French

So we were married, followed by laddoos and the instruction: You may now cross-feed

The Bogeymen

The Bogeymen

Jun 16, 2005 Patrick French

Since 1947, Jinnah has been cast as little more than a malevolent bogeyman who was determined to destroy the...

My Friend, Ngodup

My Friend, Ngodup

May 18, 1998 Patrick French ON Thupten Ngodup

Patrick French remembers the man who brought Tibet back into international headlines

Two Men From Gujarat

Two Men From Gujarat

Aug 06, 1997 Patrick French

In 'Liberty or Death', acclaimed by the likes of Philip Ziegler, brilliant, young historian Patrick French...

The Forgotten Womb

The Forgotten Womb

May 28, 1997 Patrick French

Just half-a-century later, a collective amnesia reigns over the subcontinent