The bewildering contradictions about the essence of life’s ideal in three seminal Hindu texts are celebrated as the embodiment of dissent
The independence of the judiciary as a safe-keeper of the Constitution is paramount. But appointment of judges had better be more consultative.
The struggle to lead, and search for, an authentic life enliven Mohan Rakesh’s characters. A major Hindi writer gets an anthology we deserve.
The Indian need for a king conflated the benevolent Hobbesian monarch with the need to overthrow British rule, while drawing much from colonialism
Roth picked out the pathologies of Jewishsness and American malehood
History alchemised by poetry, the Sufi entwined with the sensuous. Inside Malik Muhammad Jayasi's 'Padmavat'.