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S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

Best of Books 2018: Editor’s Choice
Books
Best of Books 2018: Editor’s Choice

Flawed dreamers and hypnotic ideas

20 December 2018
Modi versus Rahul
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Modi versus Rahul

It’s Real Now

13 December 2018
Defenders of the Faith
Battlefield 2018
Defenders of the Faith

No election can remain local when Modi is still the only argument that concentrates the mind of India

22 November 2018
Adolf Hitler in Vienna after the annexation of Austria in March 1938
Locomotif
The Evil Joke

Éric Vuillard, the 2017 winner of Prix Goncourt, returns to the pathologies of the past in what could be the smallest novel—and one of the most powerful-- ever written on the Nazi project

15 November 2018
Aatish Taseer
Locomotif
Among the Brahmins

It is the tension between cultural memory and current political anxieties about change that gives this riverside saga by Aatish Taseer the kind of literary urgency we hardly see in the writings on India

08 November 2018
The Measure of a Statue
Locomotif
The Measure of a Statue

The bronze incarnation of the Iron Man is necessary iconography for the reign of Modi

01 November 2018
A Tale of Two Temples
Locomotif
A Tale of Two Temples

Sabarimala and Ayodhya: from the fluidity of Hinduism to the certainties of social engineering

25 October 2018
Dissent in the Desert
Locomotif
Dissent in the Desert

The irony of Jamal Khashoggi’s dissent doesn’t minimise the tribal brutalism of the Kingdom

18 October 2018
David Gilmour
Open Conversation
David Gilmour: ‘The Raj-bashers are oversimplifying a long and very varied period of history’

S Prasannarajan in Open Conversation with David Gilmour, English historian  

18 October 2018
Editor’s Note: The Truth of the Matter
The Gandhi Issue
Editor’s Note: The Truth of the Matter

Reading 'My Experiments with Truth' in the age of populism

27 September 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

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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