The Evolution of Aspirational India

Badri Narayan

From the politics of representation to a politics of development

The Circle Gets Bigger

The conceptual daring and strategic potential of an economic corridor

Ashoka’s Woes

What really worries the heirs of Nurul Hasan

Pakistan army’s supremacy can be traced to how early rulers sought to overcome disadvantages with India: Ayesha Jalal

In the first decade of independence, Pakistan’s top leadership solicited the assistance of the US and joined anti-Soviet security alliances

The Tree of Democracy

The banyan’s roots stretch back to the beginnings of India’s political life

The President’s Man

Giani Zail Singh’s tenure reveals the limits and possibilities of the highest office

The House Modi Built

The new parliament connects the seat of Indian democracy with the country’s ancient traditions

‘It is a historian’s task to explain how things fall apart or come together,’ says Neeti Nair

Neeti Nair in her new book examines censorship and the state of free speech in South Asia. The historian in conversation with

Tarnishing Brand India

What they do in the name of democracy

The Normalisation of Evil

No dictator today is denied the freedom of playing out his paranoia on a global stage


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