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Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is vice-chancellor of Ashoka University. He is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

The Age of Cretinism
Essay
The Age of Cretinism

India’s reactionary modernism

09 August 2018
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in 1946 (MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE/GETTY IMAGES)
People
BR Ambedkar: Slayer of All Gods

He challenges the illusions about power and democracy, wealth and violence, Hinduism and tradition, nationalism and justice, and about all that metaphysical cant. He is the mirror in which we dare not look at ourselves. His presence is a constant reminder of our bad conscience and bad faith

07 April 2016
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Voices
Being Free to Be Free

Let neither fear nor community piety usurp our freedom

12 August 2015
17630
Voices
The Crooked Lives of Free Speech

Liberals lose the plot from Paris to Delhi

29 January 2015
MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/GETTY IMAGES
Voices
Bigger than the Sum of his Imperfections

He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements

13 November 2014

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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