British colonialism

A Return to Hindutva

For Savarkar, it was religious pluralism sustained by cultural nationalism

Redeeming the Rani

Seeking Lakshmibai between history and legend

Misreading the Mahatma

Gandhi was not enough for Naipaul. Why he was wrong

When Boris Comes to Bharat

Still in search of a post-imperial purpose

An East Bengal In West Bengal

The 2021 struggle for power is shaped by history, geography, demography—and a miracle by the mahatma, argues MJ Akbar

Defining Indian Cuisine

Do caste and social hierarchies create barriers to our culinary exchanges?

The Good Doctors

A riveting account of three generations of physicians in colonial Bengal who performed ordinary miracles in their daily lives


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