India’s partition

A Coat of Many Colours

Hasan Askari and Nasreen Askari

The contribution of Hindus to the arts and crafts of Sindh before Partition

Kavita Puri: Breaking the Silence

Kavita Puri chronicles the lives of migrants caught in double displacement

A South Asian Summer in London

Khushwant Singh and other festival delights and diversions

Many Partitions

Krishna Sobti’s novelised memoir is a testament to the great writer’s formal inventiveness

One India, One Man

Rediscovering Patel as unifier and assimilator

Who’s Afraid of Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

Let him not divide India further

Nehru vs Patel: Unity in Diversity

Let Narendra Modi too bring Nehru and Patel together in his vision for India

Nehru vs Patel: The Towering Two

Nehru and Patel didn’t fight. They worked as a team from Independence to Patel’s death in 1950, with Nehru as the leader.However, these two towering personalities were never similar. Their approaches were divergent. In time, they would probably have parted ways. That parting didn’t happen

The Uses and Abuses of What-if History

A past powered by the Dissenting Strongman and the Dreamy Intellectual enriches the legacy of freedom—and the political content of the present

Across the Line

A richly rewarding portrait of the subcontinent through personal stories


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