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Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Sunanda K Datta-Ray is a journalist and author of several books. He is an Open contributor

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Saffron Star Over Bengal

What will Syama Prasad Mookerjee make of his home state today?

31 May 2019
Painting by Jamini Roy
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Didi & Didis

The new gender renaissance in Bengal politics has a rich backstory

11 April 2019
Mamata Banerjee
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Mamata Banerjee: The Iron Sister

The strongwoman with a human face

21 February 2019
(L-R) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,  Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter Lee Wei Ling  and son Lee Hsien Yang
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If only Lee Kuan Yew could rise from the dead

Family feud in paradise

24 January 2019
Rahul hugging his father at his grandmother's cremation
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Youth is Rahul’s Oldest Tradition

A brief history of how he has been trained for power

13 December 2018
Masetto with the nuns in the film The Decameron (1971)
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Inside the Metoo Crucible

Can the accused be a victim too?

15 November 2018
Subhas Chandra Bose's nieces (On horses in the forefront) celebrate Azad Hind Day in 1947
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Calcutta of the Mind

Modern India’s first capital was also its most global

04 October 2018
Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar arrive in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
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Iceland can be an Ideal Home for the Uprooted Rohingyas

Snowflakes of freedom

30 August 2018
As a British soldier in India, 1896
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What Does Mamata Banerjee Owe Winston Churchill?

The great commoner of Calcutta

05 July 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. 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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