Having once achieved fame, wealth, or both, Indian actors, businessmen and sportsmen are unwilling to risk losing it by speaking out against social injustice or the crimes of the state.
Eminent historian and scholar Ramachandra Guha delivered this lecture on ‘Patriotism versus Jingoism’ at the 23rd Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.
In an interview the day after Lankesh was killed, Guha said, “It is very likely that her [Gauri Lankesh’s] murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of [Govind] Pansare, [Narendra] Dabholkar and [M.M.] Kalburgi came.”
The Indian Trust Act specifically forbids delegation of trustee responsibilities. Therefore, attacking the trustees for taking fright or capitulating may perhaps be a little inaccurate.
Ramachandra Guha, an outsider to the cricketing world, probably understood it better than those on the inside.
In his resignation letter, the historian cites instances of conflict of interest.
Guha has written some of the most revered books on cricket like “Wickets In the East” and “Corner of a foreign Field”.
As India commemorates the centenary of the Champaran satyagraha, we must ensure that heroes like Pir Muhammed Munis are brought to the forefront of the narrative.
Between 35-40% of candidates in the UP elections have a criminal record. Many criminal acts have ideological legitimacy, resulting in reward rather than punishment, as seen in the case of the UP BJP president.
The apex court initiated this as an interim measure to make sure that the BCCI implements Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
The book is a collection of essays on topics ranging from India’s relation with its neighbours, to issues of democracy and violence within the country.
Maybe enough time has passed for us to treat these forests as habitats that are home to humans and animals.
Life cycle rituals are always moments of tension, because they involve the continued reproduction of society as a whole. Births, weddings, anniversaries and successions are keenly watched as they signal the direction any individual or institution will take. At a time when the announcement of leaders in long […]
Using classics like CLR James’ s Beyond a Boundary, wading through the governing practices of other international sporting bodies, and speaking to dozens of officials, players and scribes, the Lodha Committee recommends sweeping reforms in the BCCI
Previous Indian winners include the artists Nalini Malani, Padma Subrahmanyam, Amjad Ali Khan and Ravi Shankar, the academics Partha Chatterjee, Romila Thapar and Ashis Nandy, and environmental activist Vandana Shiva.