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freedom struggle

Return of the Adventurer

Sharon Fernandes

For the first time in English, read about the mythic French captain in Hindustan, the superhero of 1857

Subhas and Sarat: Bose & Bose

The personal and political struggles of a family whose legends still haunt India

SHE is on a HIGH

Indian women may have made their mark in several fields of excellence. Newer horizons are still waiting for them. Are they up to it?

Where Gandhi Became the Mahatma

This village, where Gandhi put satyagraha to test for the first time in India, was until recently a crime haven. Signs of recovery are visible now

Of Colonial Minds and Other Demons

India’s political and cultural life is still subservient to borrowed ideas

A Lament from the Deep South

It was the other Dandi, led by C Rajagopalachari. Salt manufacturing in this coastal town of Tamil Nadu is in a crisis

Footprints of Struggle

With the aim of narrating history through the present, our reporters visit Champaran in Bihar, Chauri Chaura in Uttar Pradesh, Dandi in Gujarat, Vaikom in Kerala, and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu to report the various phases of freedom struggle

Not Worth Your Salt Anymore

Gandhi’s march here was one of the most dramatic moments in Indian history. The villagers today want to march out

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