The Quiet Patriotism of Ravi Varma

Manu S Pillai

Funded by maharajahs, admired by moderates while also welcoming the extremist vision, in his domain, the artist manifested a nationalism of his own

Draupadi’s Rage

Her story has been repeatedly retold by women writers because the epic heroine challenges patriarchy

TM Krishna: A Thinker’s Raga

TM Krishna in a new collection of essays plays the parts of artist and citizen to perfection

Forever Frankenstein

Two hundred years after Mary Shelly’s monster, man still plays god

The Shape of Intolerance

AK Ramanujan’s essay—Three Hundred Ramayanas, recently removed from Delhi University’s syllabus—must be read, not argued over


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