There was something remarkable about her – and with her passing, just about the last remaining link with South Asia’s independence era leaders has been broken.
Amid the slow and accumulating distortions in school textbooks, monuments and mainstream media, we need a renewed scrutiny of the majoritarian nationalism that was behind the 1947 catastrophe.
In ‘Why Gandhi Still Matters’, Rajmohan Gandhi helps us understand the Mahatma’s legacy and analyses his ideas of ahimsa, Hindu-Muslim unity as well as his changing stand on the issue of caste.
Past Continuous: Those Who Think Nehru Was Power Hungry Should Review Events Leading to Independence
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
In a candid interview, veteran Pakistani diplomat Jamshed Marker looks back at his country’s diplomatic, political history.
There is no dearth of ideas and claimants for Jinnah House in Mumbai.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
We have reached a stage where a Hindu’s nationalism is never in doubt even if he debunks the Constitution, glorifies Gandhi’s assassin and mourns India’s independence; but a Muslim or Christian’s person’s nationalism is always suspect.
As India turns 70, C.P. Surendran measures the limits of freedom in India. Have we done enough to realise the promises made in the Constitution?