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Russia

Pathogenic Empire

S Prasannarajan

Soviet China can afford to defy the world even in its Chernobyl moment

Hazrat Inayat Khan: A Sufi maestro in Moscow

Hazrat Inayat Khan moved to Moscow in October 1913 and spent an eventful seven months in the city, attaining celebrity status. He was one of the earliest proponents of Indian culture in Russia

How Chingiz Aitmatov found solace, inspiration in India

The legendary author from Kyrgyzstan wrote both in Russian and his local language

Saving Svetlana

When the Americans whisked Stalin’s daughter away from India

A Telugu ‘Mahakavi’ and his second motherland

Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasa Rao) loved the Russia of Lenin and Mayakovsky. The Telugu poet’s work also found its to way to prestigious Soviet publications

From Agra to Moscow: The Baburnama’s long journey to Russia

While Russia’s State Museum of Oriental Art displays its impressive collection of Baburnama folios from the 1590s, Uzbekistan is happy to claim the legacy of the founder of the Mughal Empire

Best of 2020 Books: Non-Fiction: Our Maladies

The Hidden Hand | The Story of China | The Ratline |Agent Sonya | The Habsburgs | The Nine Lives of Pakistan

The Unwelcome Guest

Trotsky’s Exile in France (1933-1935)

How Chekhov’s works influenced 20th century Hindi literature

Giants of Hindi literature such as Munshi Premchand, Rajendra Yadav and Banarasidas Chaturvedi were enamoured of the works of the Russian playwright and short-story writer

How the Russians dealt with China’s ‘Ladakh-style’ incursions

China has a 4209-km long border with Russia, a significant part of which is on the Amur and Ussuri rivers

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