Zareer Masani

Zareer Masani is a historian and broadcaster. He is the author of Macaulay: Pioneer of India’s Modernisation

The First Draft

An account of the modern world through the history of written constitutions

30 April 2021
Imperial Inheritance
Imperial Inheritance

Has the empire been the default model for global governance?

21 August 2020
The Sword of Nehru
The Sword of Nehru

Are we still paying for the sins of the first secular, socialist Prime Minister?

24 January 2020
Why India Owes Kashmir Independence
Why India Owes Kashmir Independence

A war we cannot win

09 August 2019
Jallianwala Bagh (13.04.1919)
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Jallianwala Bagh: 100 years On

One hundred years between history and memory

28 March 2019
With Mira Behn (on his left) and Madan Mohan Malaviya (in turban) at a dairy show in London, 1931
The Man and the Mahatma

A majestic biography focuses far more on Gandhi’s relations with opponents like Ambedkar and Jinnah than with his own favourite protégé Jawaharlal Nehru

27 September 2018
Economic Lessons From the Raj
Economic Lessons From the Raj

The myth of colonial plunder

09 August 2018
Nehru and Jinnah, 1946
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All for the Sake of Nehru

Jinnah’s Pakistan demand was more tactical than practical

10 May 2018
A portrait of Warren Hastings
Did Britain Educate India?

Empire of the mind

05 October 2017


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 IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.


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