Elif Shafak: ‘I defend a pluralistic, liberal democracy’

Rajni George

Turkish author Elif Shafak tackles difficult subjects, often to the ire of the ruling regime. She tells Rajni George how storytelling can create empathy

Therapy for Anxious Liberals

To look at Narendra Modi as just a regular politician driven by similar impulses

The Cult of Denial

What unites the doubting liberal and his nationalist nemesis

Range of the Radical

Two books explore the influence of Salafism

In Defence of Liberals

That punching bag of Kangana Ranaut, Jaggi Vasudev and many others

The Banality of Offence

Illiberal instincts in the public square

Wrong on the Right

Discovering the Hindu way of a liberal life

Everything Has Changed

Modi is the change India is yet to comprehend fully

The Temptations and Tantalisations of Politics

Politics today, as a genre in creativity, is as good as the original works in other realms of the human mind, be it fiction or philosophy


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