Few talk of the greatness of ideas that sprung in the beginning of the revolution – pluralism in literature, poetry, linguistics, mathematics – that is sheer genius.
Even as Lenin staunchly opposed Russian imperialism, his successor Stalin remained its strong advocate.
The party’s recent decision to expel popular women’s leader Jagmati Sangwan highlights the increasing gap between its ideological standpoints and political practice.
Four hundred years after his death, the extraordinary global attention given to Shakespeare not only retrieves the past but traces how historical inscriptions of feeling states have shaped modern consciousness.
In her Nobel Lecture, the winner of the Literature prize for 2015 reflects on ‘Red’ Man and the complex legacy of the erstwhile Soviet Union.