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Aatish Taseer

The Conqueror of Destiny
Essay
The Conqueror of Destiny

A search in Benares for Brahmins, the twice-born, leads to an encounter with a young member of the aristocracy of the mind

25 October 2018
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Voices
The Light of Benares

Modi, if he is to bring profound change, must not go the Erdogan or Rajapaksa route. Because the conditions for the emergence of that kind of leader do exist in India

08 May 2014
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Voices
The runaway messiah

Arvind Kejriwal is the most dangerous of all political animals: the messiah. The man for whom any existing reality is too impure to be corrected

01 May 2014
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Voices
The Comfort of Masks

The masks are a celebration of sameness from which many people feel shut out. They convey both the euphoria of this election and its air of mutual distrust

24 April 2014
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Voices
Mogambo in the Sacred City

The wait is over. The Congress Party has found a man to fight Modi from Benares.

18 April 2014
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Voices
There’s No Silence Louder than Rahul in Benares

The enigma that is Rahul Gandhi has proved too inscrutable for the people of Benares. No one has a word to say about him, not even a harsh word

11 April 2014
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Art & Culture
A Historical Sense

What Sanskrit has meant to me

08 August 2013

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

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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