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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is a Congress MP. He is the author of, among other titles, The Struggle for India’s Soul: Nationalism and the Fate of Democracy and Ambedkar: A Life

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BR Ambedkar: The Last Moralist

The relevance of an idea called Ambedkar

11 August 2023
Books
BR Ambedkar: A Monumental Life

Ashok Gopal traces the exceptional journey of Ambedkar becoming Babasaheb

30 June 2023
Cover Stories
In Praise of Civic Nationalism

India has survived all the stresses and strains that have beset it for over seven decades because it maintained consensus on how to manage without consensus

23 December 2022
Books
BR Ambedkar: Flawed Genius

In a new biography of Ambedkar, Shashi Tharoor gets a measure of the constitutionalist and nation-builder, contending that an honest survey of Ambedkar’s life and its impact needs to also look at those faults for which he can be legitimately criticised without taking away from his greatness

30 September 2022
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Truth Alone Triumphs. But Whose Truth?

Indian democracy imposes no narrow conformities on its citizens

11 August 2022
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Why Congress is Essential for India and How it Can Be Revived

Congress must rejuvenate itself, bringing in fresh faces and young blood into its leadership at all levels. It would help if the party took steps to promote inner-party democracy and a more consultative decision-making style: Open up the party to internal elections for its key positions. Seek the views of a wide cross-section of party stalwarts, not just a favoured few. Allow and encourage the emergence of local, state and regional leaders, ratified by periodic votes of party members

25 March 2022
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The Menon Métier

What was it about VK Krishna Menon?

24 December 2021
Cover Stories
The Measure of Moditva

Does the ‘F’ word apply to India?

13 August 2021
Essays
Seeking Truth with Tagore

Thoughts on the uses of his ideas on the eve of his 80th death anniversary

30 July 2021
The Limits of Leadership
Essay
The Limits of Leadership

Is the role of the individual in history overestimated?

09 July 2021

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 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

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

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