Antara Raghavan

Maid in Singapore

Balli Kaur Jaswal explores the complex web of relations between the country’s elite and its domestic help in her new novel

22 June 2023
Swapna Liddle
The Twilight City

Swapna Liddle portrays a Delhi where histories overlap

17 February 2023
Slow Is Beautiful: The Ultimate Art Journal for Mindful Living
Ahlawat Gunjan: Garden Palette

When art bridges the gap between humans and nature

20 January 2023
Those Who are Left Behind

Two women struggle for survival in a Himalayan ghost village

02 December 2022
The Many Tongues of the Forest

Sheela Tomy’s novel tells the stories of the land and its people. She speaks to Open about bringing the Western Ghats alive in fiction

21 October 2022
Portraits of Exile
Portraits of Exile

Serena Chopra’s photobook from a Delhi neighbourhood reveals the faces and voices of a little Tibet

14 October 2022
Art & Culture
Up Close with Didarganj Yakshi

An exhibition chronicling women over the span of 2,000 years, opens at the Bihar Museum

26 August 2022
Bad Education
Cover Stories
Inspirational India

The result of India gaining its independence was that it signalled a widespread change in the attitude towards colonial rule

11 August 2022
Points of View

India of the 1800s and 1900s seen through a French and Indian lens

10 June 2022
Coming Back Home for the JLF

The second day of the JLF 2022 was a success after two years of the pandemic

12 March 2022


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Brahma Chellaney

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MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

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