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Shiv Visvanathan

Shiv Visvanathan considers himself a social science nomad

For Whom the Drums Beat
Books
For Whom the Drums Beat

Dalit ethics and aesthetics have the power to disrupt the grammar of caste

15 June 2016
Have You Passed the Nationalism Test?
Politics
Have You Passed the Nationalism Test?

A democracy can do without fan clubs and vigilante crowds

23 March 2016
20032
Voices
After Bihar: Snafu State

An epic fable that presents the best and worst of India

10 November 2015
19888
India
Lalu Prasad Yadav: A Caricature in Search of a Cartoon

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s political journey of farce is almost over

21 October 2015
19828
Voices
Nayantara Sahgal: The Writer as Dissenter

Nayantara Sahgal’s words against cultural intolerance warn us that the idea of India is being violated

14 October 2015
19792
Voices
Don’t Blame the Cow

Intimations of soft fascism

08 October 2015
19426
Voices
The Legal Cut Is the Deepest

A judicial ruling that classifies Santhara alongside Sati and euthanasia is a case of law becoming bad philosophy

27 August 2015
19310
Voices
A Montage Made in Memory

Poetics of a future in the fragmentary experiences of freedom and terror

11 August 2015
19230
Open Essay
APJ Abdul Kalam (1931-2015): Icon, Idol, Ascetic…

He was the poor man as scientist before we created the chaiwaala as Prime Minister. Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)

30 July 2015
18628
Voices
Narendra Modi: The cultural revolutionary

The portrait of a leader who has altered the idea of being Indian

20 May 2015

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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