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In Memoriam

Sushma Swaraj (1952-2019): Always the Optimist

Amita Shah

Eloquent, warm and fiery, Swaraj carved out her space in the male-dominated rough and tumble of politics

Toni Morrison (1931-2019): The Beloved

She gave voice to African Americans figuratively, and literally by recreating their language

VG Siddhartha (1959-2019): The Death of a Coffee Baron

If Siddhartha was indeed dragooned into a watery grave, then the country owes it to him to probe deeper into a crisis

Girish Karnad (1938-2019): The Modernist

Girish Karnad turned the mythical and the historical into the contemporary

India King: The Legacy of YC Deveshwar

In the death of the ITC patriarch, India Inc has lost a nationalist and a stalwart of sustainable business

VS Naipaul: Writing the World

With his shifting way of seeing, VS Naipaul articulated a new configuration of all that we know

VS Naipaul: ‘I had no set way of writing’

Seeing, feeling, and thinking with Sir Vidia. Snatches from my conversations with the greatest writer of English prose

VS Naipaul: Severe, Savage, Sublime

Remembering VS Naipaul (1932-2018)

M Karunanidhi (1924-2018): End of an Epic

He scripted the most enduring show of Dravidian politics

Jayendra Saraswati: The Saint Destigmatised

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati (1935-2018) chose a different path

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