Zareer Masani

Zareer Masani is a historian and broadcaster. He is the author of Macaulay: Pioneer of India’s Modernisation

The Sword of Nehru
The Sword of Nehru

Are we still paying for the sins of the first secular, socialist Prime Minister?

24 January 2020
Why India Owes Kashmir Independence
Why India Owes Kashmir Independence

A war we cannot win

09 August 2019
Jallianwala Bagh (13.04.1919)
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Jallianwala Bagh: 100 years On

One hundred years between history and memory

28 March 2019
With Mira Behn (on his left) and Madan Mohan Malaviya (in turban) at a dairy show in London, 1931
The Man and the Mahatma

A majestic biography focuses far more on Gandhi’s relations with opponents like Ambedkar and Jinnah than with his own favourite protégé Jawaharlal Nehru

27 September 2018
Economic Lessons From the Raj
Economic Lessons From the Raj

The myth of colonial plunder

09 August 2018
Nehru and Jinnah, 1946
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All for the Sake of Nehru

Jinnah’s Pakistan demand was more tactical than practical

10 May 2018
A portrait of Warren Hastings
Did Britain Educate India?

Empire of the mind

05 October 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru and Minoo Masani in 1945
Freedom Issue 2017: Essay
Throwing out Secular Nehru with the Socialist Bathwater

The end of an idea that was Indian politics’ greatest contradiction

10 August 2017
Warren Hastings
Warren Hastings ‘Loved India a Little More Than His Own Country’

On the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, let’s redeem Warren Hastings from the worst trial of history

06 April 2017


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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