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Akash Kapur: A Sceptic’s Faith

Nandini Nair

Akash Kapur’s nonfiction book tells of the quest for utopia in Auroville. He speaks to Nandini Nair about writing history without judgement and the impossibility of an ideal world

The Pursuits of the Past

A problematic passage to the national soul

Why is Bollywood like this only?

A deep dive into the structure of Hindi cinema

An Objective History

Vidya Dehejia’s chosen artefacts relive the past, speak to the present, and occasionally portend the future

The Limits of Leadership

Is the role of the individual in history overestimated?

The Sangh and Modernity

RSS is an idea that is still evolving

What’s Past is Prologue

Listen to the whispers of history and be warned

The Tragedy of a Few Good Men

Malcolm Gladwell’s new book examines one of the great moral challenges of World War II and the price of different actions

The Amritsar Massacre

An account of the carnage that shook the country in 1919, and wounded its consciousness

The Imperfect Queen

Jindan Kaur’s volatile relationship with the world

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