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Vinay Lal

Vinay Lal is Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of several books on politics and culture

An Objective History
Books
An Objective History

Vidya Dehejia’s chosen artefacts relive the past, speak to the present, and occasionally portend the future

16 July 2021
Misreading the Mahatma
Essay
Misreading the Mahatma

Gandhi was not enough for Naipaul. Why he was wrong

04 June 2021
Is Reason Infected?
Cover Stories
Is Reason Infected?

Science and civil society in the year of the plague

26 March 2021
The Dream Work of America
Cover Stories
The Dream Work of America

The myth of the indispensable nation

22 January 2021
The Bitter Pill of American Democracy
Essay
The Bitter Pill of American Democracy

The morning after

06 November 2020
Essays
The Trouble with Kamala

Identity and the death of politics

28 August 2020
Essay
Patriots Against the Virus

A global plague, political epidemiology and national histories

24 April 2020
The Passion and Unrequited Love of Covid-19
Cover Story
The Passion and Unrequited Love of Covid-19

You shall dwell alone...

27 March 2020
The Politics of Climate Emergency
Essays
The Politics of Climate Emergency

The problem with the West’s environmental morality

31 January 2020
Dissent and the University
Essays
Dissent and the University

Are campuses witnessing an attack on the democratic imagination?

17 January 2020

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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

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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