February 22, 2020
Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was recently named as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. He is the author of India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy.

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    No Aliens Under Our Beds

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

  • Will India Become A Superpower?
    Will India Become A Superpower?

    The leading historian offers seven reasons why it will not. And then, to this objective judgement, he adds...

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

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

  • The Better Half
    The Better Half

    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?

    Narrow religiosity is contorting the grand ethos of a capital college

  • Sweetly Through 
The Covers
    Sweetly Through The Covers

    Witty, sarcastic, despairing, ecstatic, Kesavan looks at the genteel sport with a warm, old-world flair

  • The Miracle That Is India
    The Miracle That Is India

    As India turns 60, we present extracts from Ramachandra Guha's new book on India's history since 1947. It's a...

  • Announce A Cease-Fire
    Announce A Cease-Fire

    An Independent Citizens Initiative visits different parts of Dantewara District in Chhattisgarh and appeals...

  • Disband Salwa Judum
    Disband Salwa Judum

    An Independent Citizens Initiative visits different parts of Dantewara District in Chhattisgarh and appeals...

  • They Too Wrote Our History
    They Too Wrote Our History

    They were not Partition's arbiters, but lesser known figures left to grapple with its aftermath. Most...

  • 1947: Degrees Of Blame
    1947: Degrees Of Blame

    Following Advani's Pakistan visit, questions on Partition are being asked anew

  • The Djinns Of Conceit
    The Djinns Of Conceit

    William Dalrymple's elite-mofussil thesis is as specious as his knowledge of India

  • Mac The Knife
    Mac The Knife

  • History As Entertainment
    History As Entertainment

    The most interesting country in the world has produced historians who are earnest, historians who are...

  • The Absent Liberal
    The Absent Liberal

    Liberals dominated the intellectual landscape in the 50s and 60s, but more recently they have become an...

  • The Ones Who Stayed Behind
    The Ones Who Stayed Behind

    This essay contrasts two traditions of social science research. One, conducted within India, goes back...

  • Broken Shard Of A Nation's Mosaic
    Broken Shard Of A Nation's Mosaic

    To capture the young, the Congress needs to give them a vision. A once great party, now it's only a disaster.

  • What's Left Of Nehru?
    What's Left Of Nehru?

    The People's Prince has slipped in esteem; his legacy, democracy with diversity, can't

  • I, Me, Mine Own Corner
    I, Me, Mine Own Corner

    Mihir Bose may want to make more room for cricket histories, less for sledging

  • My Book of the Century
    My Book of the Century

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