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The Second World War as India’s Other Freedom Struggle

S Prasannarajan

India as the pivot of Asia’s security: Going to war with Srinath Raghavan

Nationalism: What Does 2016 Owe to 1916?

The centenary of the Easter Rising and lessons on the limits of nationalism

Kanishk Tharoor: Past Forward

Kanishk Tharoor creates fiction not from a castle of fancies but from the realm of history

India Through Slogans

The political art of mesmerising the mass mind with minimum usage of words

The Antique Lands

A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again

THE FREEDOM ISSUE

S Prasannarajan • Pratap Bhanu Mehta • Swapan Dasgupta • Shashi Tharoor • Tunku Varadarajan • Shiv Visvanathan • Priyamvada Gopal • TM Krishna • Ullekh NP • Madhavankutty Pillai • V Shoba • Aresh Shirali • Sonali Acharjee • Shreya Sethuraman

The epic riddle of dating Ramayana, Mahabharata

The dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata is a project that attracts intense debate as passionate pursuers apply new techniques to look for answers

Beyond Ganesha and Vedic Surgery

Our science debate resembles a confederation of illiteracies

Bigger than the Sum of his Imperfections

He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements

Documentary Dictatorship

Shame: the Nehru Papers are still inaccessible to most Indian scholars and researchers

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