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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Articles by Ramachandra Guha

No Aliens Under Our Beds

No Aliens Under Our Beds

Aug 18, 2008 Ramachandra Guha

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 30, 2008 Ramachandra Guha

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

Dec 17, 2007 Ramachandra Guha

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

The Better Half

The Better Half

Jul 16, 2007 Ramachandra Guha

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 25, 2007 Ramachandra Guha

Narrow religiosity is contorting the grand ethos of a capital college

Sweetly Through 
The Covers

Sweetly Through The Covers

Jun 11, 2007 Ramachandra Guha

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

May 07, 2007 Ramachandra Guha

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

Disband Salwa Judum

Disband Salwa Judum

Jul 15, 2006 Ramachandra Guha

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

Announce A Cease-Fire

Announce A Cease-Fire

Jul 15, 2006 Ramachandra Guha

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

They Too Wrote Our History

They Too Wrote Our History

Aug 22, 2005 Ramachandra Guha

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

Jun 27, 2005 Ramachandra Guha

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

The Djinns Of Conceit

The Djinns Of Conceit

Nov 22, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

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

Mac The Knife

Mac The Knife

Nov 15, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

History As Entertainment

History As Entertainment

Aug 23, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

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

The Absent Liberal

The Absent Liberal

Mar 31, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

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

Jan 20, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

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

Jan 12, 2004 Ramachandra Guha

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?

Aug 18, 2003 Ramachandra Guha

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

Jun 30, 2003 Ramachandra Guha

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

My Book of the Century

My Book of the Century

Jun 21, 1999 Ramachandra Guha