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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Swapan Dasgupta

Articles by Swapan Dasgupta

Very Little Left Over

Very Little Left Over

Jan 20, 2014 Swapan Dasgupta

Far too long have Rightist voices been stifled—since 1947

‘The Poor And Afflicted’: Vivekananda’s Many Gods

‘The Poor And Afflicted’: Vivekananda’s Many Gods

Jan 28, 2013 Swapan Dasgupta

Much of the life-blood of our freedom struggle doesn’t conform to Nehruvian republican ideals. Swamiji’s...

Right Planets In The Old Ken

Right Planets In The Old Ken

Jan 21, 2013 Swapan Dasgupta

Overall, this is a book that is original, insightful and quirky.

A Half-Turn In History

A Half-Turn In History

Dec 17, 2012 Swapan Dasgupta

Ayodhya created the political Hindu, but couldn’t take it further

His Hour Of Infamy

His Hour Of Infamy

Sep 20, 2010 Swapan Dasgupta

Churchill’s hand fed the appallingly dire Bengal famine. He comes off here as the fevered colonial of a...

Shakespeare Baboo

Shakespeare Baboo

Mar 15, 2010 Swapan Dasgupta

Pavan Varma’s inveighing against a baleful colonial influence is rooted in the Hindi sphere’s fragile ego

The Munshi Of Bartania

The Munshi Of Bartania

Feb 08, 2010 Swapan Dasgupta

Victoria’s reliance on Abdul Karim and his misuse of it is seen through the web of a much-mythologised age

Prince Gets Spoilt

Prince Gets Spoilt

Oct 19, 2009 Swapan Dasgupta

He started sincere, but finally gave in to old party methods

A Dud Cuckoo Clock

A Dud Cuckoo Clock

Nov 10, 2008 Swapan Dasgupta

The Left got some things right, but every old machine does that

Trace Of Wilde

Trace Of Wilde

Jul 07, 2008 Swapan Dasgupta

An exploration of the versatility of a free-thinking oddball who rescued 19th-century Calcutta from its...

Dharma Cola

Dharma Cola

Aug 13, 2007 Swapan Dasgupta

This book's value lies in its attempt to grapple with the prevailing concerns both from a Christian and...

Adam's Raj Ribs

Adam's Raj Ribs

Feb 12, 2007 Swapan Dasgupta

Clapham's "perspectives", enriched by Mario's inimitable caricatures, capture the enduring romance of...

Caligula's Horse

Caligula's Horse

Jan 15, 2007 Swapan Dasgupta

I would rather look back on 2006 as the year the UPA government finally came into its own, showed off its...

A Surface Encounter

A Surface Encounter

Jun 19, 2006 Swapan Dasgupta

A casual journalistic exercise collated into a book. At best, it's a perfunctory reminder to Bengalis that...

Pulpit High On Above

Pulpit High On Above

Mar 13, 2006 Swapan Dasgupta

Stephanians not only make good babus and diplomats, they also make interesting jholawalas and lapsed...

Decade Of Liberal Bondage

Decade Of Liberal Bondage

Oct 17, 2005 Swapan Dasgupta

You represent the reprehensible — the ideals I once lived by

The State Of The Hindu Movement

The State Of The Hindu Movement

Jun 22, 2005 Swapan Dasgupta

The full text of the 'discussion-paper' - 'some reflections on the state of the Hindu movement' that was...

Britannia's Thug-Of-War

Britannia's Thug-Of-War

Jun 20, 2005 Swapan Dasgupta

A riveting glimpse into the colonial encounter between Empire and bands of robbers

A Pilgrimage Of Denial

A Pilgrimage Of Denial

Sep 06, 2004 Swapan Dasgupta

Kumar sets out on a journey of discovery, but ends up as the nowhere man

What If Netaji Came Back?

What If Netaji Came Back?

Aug 23, 2004 Swapan Dasgupta

Had he played his cards well, displayed organisational rigour and ideological flexibility, he may well have...