Roderick Matthews

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

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Race and a Royal Wedding: A Palace Coup

A royal wedding that may redefine the monarchy

10 May 2018
Populists at Play
Populists at Play

The East explains the new Western insurgency

02 February 2018
In the Beginning was Sanskrit. Really?

Oak’s folks

14 December 2017
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games

What does social justice mean when everyone has enough to eat?

02 November 2017
Dynasty and Leadership
Dynasty and Leadership

It's all in the genes

21 September 2017
The controversial statue of General Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia
Politics on a Pedestal

A deconstruction of the statue culture

31 August 2017
The Painful Resolution by Atul Dodiya
Freedom Issue 2017: Essay
Was Partition Inevitable?

It was about human frailty: stubbornness, inexperience and ambition

10 August 2017
Shashi Tharoor at the British Library in London last month
In Defence of the Empire

Shashi Tharoor misses history for the sake of wounded national pride

29 June 2017
Gurinder Chadha
Viceroy’s House: Ghost House of History

What’s Wrong with Gurinder Chadha’s Middlebrow Partition Thriller?

09 March 2017
India on Their Mind: (L to R) Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi (Illustration: Saurabh Singh)
The Sacred Thread

India is yet to reap the benefits of its civilisational as well as colonial crises

11 August 2016


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 the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

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

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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