Srinath Raghavan

Srinath Raghavan is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His latest book is India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-45

Reading the Lives of Others

The intimate pleasures of biography

24 December 2015
Henry Kissinger: The Soft Power of Super K

A portrait of the world’s most influential diplomat as an idealist. Niall Ferguson in his magisterial biography of Henry Kissinger discovers the intellectual who preceded the statesman

19 November 2015
Open Essay
The Antique Lands

A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again

30 September 2015
Super Neologisms

A big picture book on India’s race to the top has little to back up its claims

04 June 2015
Embarrassed by the Empire

Ferdinand Mount’s view of colonialism may be short on historical insight but the story he tells is riveting

29 April 2015
India Is Elsewhere

The author fails to understand the impact of democracy in South Asia

01 April 2015
‘Of Course We Killed Him’

A nuanced new narrative of the Bangladesh Liberation War looks closely at Mujibur Rahman’s assassin

17 December 2014


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 Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

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


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