Indian history

Independence of the Mind

Srinath Raghavan

When We Are Looters at the Site of History

India Before Itself

India’s ancient and medieval past may be rich in experiences and personalities but its challenges belong very much to the modern world

Tipu Sultan: The Man Behind the Golden Mask

Srirangapattana’s zenana might have housed 333 women, but Tipu Sultan was an affectionate family man and a just king

An Object of Derision

Tavleen Singh in her new book should have allowed a bit of sunlight between perception and reality

Faisal Devji: Time Traveller

His scholarship helps us understand Islam better and grasp the intricacies of Jihadist thought

Ramachandra Guha: Free Thinker

He is a philosopher of free thought and an indispensable interpreter of modern India

The War That Made Us

Srinath Raghavan’s magisterial history of World War II is a graphic reminder that an integrated Subcontinent is essential to the rise and strategic safety of India

Sunil Khilnani: Past Master

Sunil Khilnani explores the idea of India through the profiles of fifty Indians who shaped history

‘They were Indian kings’

A Sanskrit scholar from America returns to the Mughal court to trace its Indian cultural roots

An Indian History of Tolerance

Between the secular and the civilisational


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