Panda’s transient, on-the-spur columns might embarrass in hindsight but he richly earns his encomiums for his profound essays on a gamut of topics
Sikkim’s democratic transformation into an Indian state was planned and executed by RAW. Sidhu, who led the team, gives a nail-biting account.
In an inspection of identity, influences and civilisational pull, Sardar reclaims ‘desi-ness’ for the Pakistani, craving a new binding of old unifiers
Zaman focuses on Islam as a fiercely contested terrain in colonial times as well as in a new Pakistan. He also scrutinises the marginalised fate of Ahmadis and Shias.