Zareer Masani is a historian and broadcaster. He is the author of Macaulay: Pioneer of India’s Modernisation
Nationalist tropes and imperial assumptions miss the Raj’s real economic impact
The making—and the almost unmaking—of the Constitution
An account of the modern world through the history of written constitutions
Has the empire been the default model for global governance?
Are we still paying for the sins of the first secular, socialist Prime Minister?
A war we cannot win
One hundred years between history and memory
A majestic biography focuses far more on Gandhi’s relations with opponents like Ambedkar and Jinnah than with his own favourite protégé Jawaharlal Nehru
The myth of colonial plunder
A true hero
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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