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Roderick Matthews

Roderick Matthews specialises in Indian history. He is the author of Jinnah vs Gandhi and Mountbatten and the Partition of British India

Student Supplicant Politician Statesman
Cover Story
Student Supplicant Politician Statesman

London played both active and passive roles in Gandhi’s life. It was where he became a man and a lawyer, and where he first played high-stakes politics. British law shaped him; the orderly part of his system was based squarely on the idea of staying within the law, and expecting your opponents to do the same

27 September 2019
Broken Britain
Column
Broken Britain

When conservatives throw away the guidebook of tradition

13 September 2019
An Inspiration and a Journey
Essay
An Inspiration and a Journey

It's complicated: India's Experiments with the ideal

09 August 2019
Essay
Boris Johnson: The One and Many

A portrait of the new UK prime minister

26 July 2019
Brexit is Not a Partition Story
Essay
Brexit is Not a Partition Story

Absolutely English

24 January 2019
Theresa May
Letter From London
Can Britain Fix Brexit?

May be a deal

06 December 2018
A bust of freedom fighter Beni Prasad Madhav at the former Prime Minister’s Bhondsi ashram in Haryana
Dispatch
Bhondsi: Ruins of a Legacy

Is the state of his ashram in Bhondsi a reflection of how India remembers Chandra Shekhar, an original in Indian politics?

23 August 2018
VS Naipaul
In Memoriam
VS Naipaul: ‘I had no set way of writing’

Seeing, feeling, and thinking with Sir Vidia. Snatches from my conversations with the greatest writer of English prose

16 August 2018
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Essay
Race and a Royal Wedding: A Palace Coup

A royal wedding that may redefine the monarchy

10 May 2018

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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