Zareer Masani is a historian and broadcaster. He is the author of Macaulay: Pioneer of India’s Modernisation
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
Jinnah’s Pakistan demand was more tactical than practical
Empire of the mind
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 IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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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