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Monday, Oct 14, 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 (208 results)
Jul 01, 2017 15:55
Is this promotion of Hindi an act of Golwalkar-worship, or is it rather a calculated move to further polarise the citizenry, and consolidate the core vote-bank of the BJP? read more
Jun 17, 2017 16:34
The contributions of coaches such as Tarak Sinha, Ramakant Achrekar and Keki Tarapore to Indian cricket are both individual and institutional. They take gifted cricketers at hand at an early age; hone their skills and mould their personalities; recognise,... read more
Jun 03, 2017 16:34
The most emphatic evidence of the victory of Hindu bigotry over Hindu liberalism is the enormous importance given by the ruling party to the worship of the cow read more
May 21, 2017 09:32
The appointment of the new ICSSR chairman shows that the Modi Government has contempt for thinkers and scholars (as distinct from loyalists and ideologues). read more
May 06, 2017 16:19
Religious persecution is normally seen as the handiwork of religious people themselves. But it appears that atheistic Communists carried out such persecution as comprehensively as anyone else. When it comes to the treatment of rival worldviews, Communists... read more
Apr 22, 2017 21:05
The Indian case in and for Kashmir was made fragile in the past by the rigging of elections. And it is made fragile in the present by the rising tide of jingoism, which insists that the government of India and the Indian Army have never made a mistake... read more
Apr 08, 2017 18:02
It’s been a hundred years since Gandhi’s first major political intervention on Indian soil – in the Champaran district of Bihar – where he spent several months fighting for the rights of the indigo farmers. But how did Gandhi come to Champaran? read more
Mar 25, 2017 18:00
Perhaps the planning commission needed to be disbanded. But a new water commission along the lines recommended in the water reforms report definitely needs to be created read more
Mar 18, 2017 20:05
Reading the new well-researched report by Lokniti, one found that while, in a formal sense, democracy is fairly well established in South Asia, in a substantive sense there are real worries read more
Feb 25, 2017 19:33
Writers, scholars, and artists should not be nervous about offending political patrons, nor ask that only their ideological kinsmen enjoy full intellectual or artistic freedom. They should stand together in solidarity, not pick and choose whom to defend... read more
Feb 11, 2017 19:10
The ‘U’ in UP is said to stand for ‘Uttar’. This is a misnomer, for there are several states of the Union that lie further north of it. What the ‘U’ in UP really stands for is ‘Ungovernable’ read more
Jan 28, 2017 16:17
A few days ago the country celebrated Republic Day. Every thinking Indian, every citizen who is concerned about the present and future of the Republic, should read The Burning Forest. It is an impeccably researched and finely written work of scholarship,... read more
Jan 21, 2017 08:52
To reduce Tamil identity to Jallikattu is as farcical and tragic as the ongoing attempt to reduce Indian identity to the worship of the flag. read more
Jan 14, 2017 18:35
In blending locality, region, nation, and the world, the Kochi Biennale serves as a standing rebuke to all forms of chauvinism and parochialism read more
Dec 18, 2016 01:02
JP had started life as a Congressman. Even after he left the party, he retained a close personal friendship with Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru’s daughter Indira Gandhi was prime minister in 1966, yet JP did not hesitate to remind his audience of how the Congress... read more