Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Dharmic Quotient

Rajeev Deshpande

The trajectory of moral politics

Rescuing the First BJP PM

From the unwarranted appropriation of those who just want to hate Modi

Vajpayee’s Balancing Act

Primary sources highlight the political and personal life of India’s first BJP prime minister

The Endearing Paradoxes of Vajpayee

Sagarika Ghose brings out the qualities and contradictions of India’s most indulged prime minister in a new biography

Five Myths About How India Votes

Every election season, interest groups revive old political tropes that are long past their relevance. With five states holding assembly polls in February and March, this year is no exception. The electorate, however, seems to have moved on

The Tranquil State of Freedom

The aesthetics of Indian politics IV

BJP’s Backstory

A fascinating narrative on the unique partnership between Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani

The Evolution of BJP

A historical insight into the Vajpayee-Advani jugalbandi

Modi’s Civic Quotient

When the Prime Minister becomes the leading citizen of a social movement and rewrites the rules of popular engagement


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