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Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a diplomat turned politician, is a former Union minister and an author of several books

Amartya Sen: A Prologue to Greatness
Books
Amartya Sen: A Prologue to Greatness

From his ancestral home in Dhaka to the Bengal famine to Tagore’s tutelage at Santiniketan. Amartya Sen in his memoirs relives his formative years with wit and wisdom

06 August 2021
Questions of Identity
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Questions of Identity

What does Islam mean to Indians, Muslim and non-Muslim

21 May 2021
Books
A Vice-President’s Reflections

An account of a proud Indian Muslim who occupied the highest offices

24 February 2021
Who Is an Indian?
Essay
Who Is an Indian?

Being and belonging according to Shashi Tharoor

08 January 2021
Akbar’s Idea of India
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Akbar’s Idea of India

The topical reverberations of Ira Mukhoty’s biography of the great Mughal

03 April 2020
Points of Inflection
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Points of Inflection

A magisterial survey of India’s volatile growth story

17 January 2020
My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Author and politician
Books
My Choice of Best of 2019 Books: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Author and politician

AK Bhattacharya | Bhaichand Patel | Krishna Sarma, Savitha Suri and Shaheen Desai

21 December 2019
Books
Divided We Fall

What’s it like being a Muslim in today’s India? Salman Khurshid takes a personal journey with a political message

26 July 2019
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Open Essay
Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's Memoir: Dialogue is Destiny

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s magisterial memoir further underlines the truth that the consolidation of India’s own nationhood depends crucially on our being able to look on Pakistan as a friend and neighbour, not as a threat and an enemy

08 October 2015
pacifist
Living
Confessions of a South Asian Pacifist

Basking in the hospitality of Pakistan, remembering the thrill of the liberation of Bangladesh, and trying to be a good guest of Sri Lanka

28 April 2011

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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