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Independence Day

The Idea of India

Swapan Dasgupta

The points of friction lay in defining Indian identity or grasping the so-called idea of India

Apostle of the Active Citizen

Why the social vision of Mahadev Govind Ranade is all too important today

Editor’s Note

The dispute over freedom remains unresolved

Liberty for Whom?

The flaws of India’s equality doctrine

Sir C Sankaran Nair: Lives and Letters

Former President of the Indian National Congress Sir C Sankaran Nair was one of the builders of modern India. His granddaughter carries forth his legacy in her own private and erudite way

When the Hills Had Eyes

A two-year-long rebellion that shook the ghats of Andhra Pradesh. A pious plainsman who turned revolutionary to lead native tribes against an unjust administration. Ninety-four years later, a search for the legacy of Alluri Sitarama Raju and his lieutenants Gam Gantam Dora and Gam Mallu Dora

Shivnath Jha: The Last Pursuit

The man has made it his mission to trace the bloodline of freedom fighters

Gour Hari Das: The Second Struggle

As a teenager, Gour Hari Das went to jail for the freedom movement, and then as an old man, spent 32 years trying to get the government to recognise his contribution

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