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Ramachandra Guha

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Patriotism Vs Jingoism

Patriotism Vs Jingoism

Jan 24, 2018

Gandhian nationalism, enshrined in the Constitution, is based on ideals of equality and diversity. As a new pretender, with its hate-filled credo, tries to supplant it, our duty is to put up a dogged fight.

Inspired By Outlook’s Own Vinod Mehta

Inspired By Outlook’s Own Vinod Mehta

Oct 07, 2016

Ramachandra Guha, Public Intellectual of the Year

Battlefield Banaras

Battlefield Banaras

Jan 09, 2015

Few, including sitting MP Narendra Modi perhaps, know of the Mahatma’s enduring relationship with the city

'The Man Who Gets Things Done'

'The Man Who Gets Things Done'

Feb 10, 2014

Khushwant Singh has just entered his 100th year. Time to recall an essay detailing why he once extolled Sanjay Gandhi, just the way a brash, bullying politician is currently being saluted

The Boer Battles

The Boer Battles

Oct 05, 2013

Historian Ramachandra Guha’s new book explores the critical formative years of Gandhi’s political life, his time spent in England and South Africa. An excerpt:

Who Milks This Cow?

Who Milks This Cow?

Nov 10, 2012

Tracking that species of Hindutvawadi, obsessively trolling the Net, looking for slights to the faith

'Need For A Judicial Enquiry'

'Need For A Judicial Enquiry'

Jul 02, 2012

We are deeply saddened at the indiscriminate killing of 18 adivasis in Kottaguda Panchayat of Bijapur district as part of the security force’s combing operations.

'Release Both Alex Paul Menon And Jhina Hikaka Immediately And Unconditionally'

'Release Both Alex Paul Menon And Jhina Hikaka Immediately And Unconditionally'

Apr 23, 2012

'We condemn the attack by the Maoists ...in which they killed two security guards and abducted the Sukma District Collector, Alex Paul Menon'

Debating Anna Hazare

Debating Anna Hazare

Sep 01, 2011

Does the movement provide us a great opportunity for national regeneration? Could it grow by involving intellectuals of all shades? Could it have a lasting impact? Or will a marked megalomaniac tendency, stoked by television, mar it for ever?

'As Much A Lesson For The Maoists As For The Government'

'As Much A Lesson For The Maoists As For The Government'

Jul 10, 2011

'Appeal to both the Maoists and the government to initiate peace talks on the basis of justice and constitutional principles, since ultimately that is the only way forward'

A Nation Consumed By The State

A Nation Consumed By The State

Jan 22, 2011

Myriad corrosive agents—even the Indian State—are eating into the idea of India. This isn’t the Republic we were meant to be.

Nehru’s House Needs A Fresh Discovery

Nehru’s House Needs A Fresh Discovery

Jun 12, 2010

The once venerable Nehru Memorial Library is in peril

'Violence Has No Place In A Democracy'

'Violence Has No Place In A Democracy'

May 19, 2010

'Those that adopt violent means to express themselves cannot and should not be condoned in any manner whatsoever'

Unacknowledged Victims

Unacknowledged Victims

Apr 14, 2010

More deprived and dispossessed than the Dalits - or Muslims - the Adivasis remain not just marginal but invisible. Crushed in the violent war between the State and the Maoists

Ambedkar’s Desiderata

Ambedkar’s Desiderata

Jan 23, 2010

In six decades of ‘progress’ India hasn’t realised our founders’ vision of social democracy

The Axis Year

The Axis Year

Oct 10, 2009

When India was closest to being a non-functioning anarchy

The Past And Future Of Indian Elections

The Past And Future Of Indian Elections

Apr 11, 2009

How the polity got fractured and how we can aid the healing process

A Frontier Malgudi

A Frontier Malgudi

Jan 17, 2009

The Great Indian Chaos Theory

The Great Indian Chaos Theory

Jan 03, 2009

Was this the worst year experienced by India (and Indians) since the country was founded? Our annus horribilis?

Easy With Its History

Easy With Its History

Oct 18, 2008

No Aliens Under Our Beds

No Aliens Under Our Beds

Aug 09, 2008

Among the biggest political delusions we have laboured for long is the 'foreign hand'

Will India Become A Superpower?

Will India Become A Superpower?

Jun 21, 2008

The leading historian offers seven reasons why it will not. And then, to this objective judgement, he adds the subjective desires of a citizen—that it should not even attempt to become one.

Idle Worship, Or The Non-Resident's Role Play

Idle Worship, Or The Non-Resident's Role Play

Dec 08, 2007

Come winter, and Indians will genuflect before the visiting hordes of NRIs

The Better Half

The Better Half

Jul 07, 2007

Historically open to the outsider, and inclusive within, the south's emerged denominator on top

St Stephen's: Murder In The Cathedral?

St Stephen's: Murder In The Cathedral?

Jun 16, 2007

Narrow religiosity is contorting the grand ethos of a capital college

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