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Friday, May 24, 2019
Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha


Ramachandra Guha is a historian based in Bengaluru. His books include India After Gandhi, A Corner of a Foreign Field, Environmentalism: A Global History, and Gandhi Before India. He tweets as @Ram_Guha

articles by Ramachandra Guha (196 results)
May 18, 2019 17:57
He could easily have blamed the legacies of two hundred years of colonial rule or the malign intentions of our neighbours for his government’s failures; but he did not read more
May 04, 2019 16:47
It was a privilege to have met patriots such as BS Pundir and Sher Singh Mewar; theirs was a quiet, understated patriotism, not a loud or hectoring one read more
Apr 20, 2019 19:10
Despite the passage of time, the increase in the size of the electorate, and the economic and social changes that have taken place in the intervening decades, much of what was observed in 1952 remains relevant to what we are witnessing in 2019 read more
Apr 06, 2019 20:28
Notably, while the scale, intensity and character of the protests varied enormously, one feature was constant: the display of Hindu-Muslim harmony read more
Mar 23, 2019 19:36
The BUCC centenary event was a wonderful reminder of the real bulwarks of Indian cricket, the unsung club coaches and club secretaries who have sustained the game in the towns and cities of this land read more
Mar 09, 2019 17:21
This correspondence between a forgotten Indian and a famous American makes for moving reading. Sending such a letter showed exceptional bravery; but then MK Achutan had showed courage all his life, in overcoming his disadvantaged family background to... read more
Feb 23, 2019 17:56
He was an unapologetic imperialist, who believed that India could never become a nation, that Indians should remain forever under the British yoke. read more
Feb 09, 2019 19:23
There can be absolutely no doubt that the Mahatma would have seen the movement for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya as a tragic misdirection of the energies of Hindus and Hinduism read more
Jan 13, 2019 10:38
In whatever he did on the cricket field, Kapil was absolutely thrilling to watch. As a bowler, there was his smooth and accelerating run-up, the high action and the final jump, then the outswinger moving late and away to take the edge, with the occasional... read more
Dec 15, 2018 19:42
He is now gone; but his books will endure long after the hate-filled politicians of his home state are forgotten read more
Dec 01, 2018 19:31
Dr Kurien was the major architect of India’s most celebrated experiment in social and economic co-operation. The institutions he helped establish, such as AMUL and NDDB, eliminated the middleman, thereby linking farmers directly to consumers read more
Nov 18, 2018 14:46
This column has two aims: first, to evoke aspects of Keithahn’s enduring legacy; second, to bring home to those who live by slogans and on social media that altogether the most exciting and enjoyable way to be Indian is to hit the road and get to know... read more
Nov 03, 2018 17:10
They stood up for principles. But the Congress lawyers of today appear repeatedly on behalf of groups that seek to deny women equal rights read more
Oct 21, 2018 09:06
From Mira Behn to Prof GD Agarwal, many Indians have warned against the destruction of the Himalayas. They have alerted us to the hazards of converting mixed forests into mono-cultural stands, excess use of chemical fertilizers, negative impacts of large... read more