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Monday, Feb 17, 2020
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 (216 results)
Nov 04, 2017 16:16
Following JRD Tata, we should make our patriotism deep and substantial, rather than cheap and jingoistic read more
Oct 21, 2017 16:07
The ‘nationalists’ now in power in India use the flag only as a cover to promote division and violence. Gandhi’s patriotism, on the other hand, was inclusive and constructive. read more
Oct 07, 2017 18:38
In life, as distinct from cricket, one is still best served by playing straight. That Tom Alter always did. He is gone, but memories of him as an actor, speaker, writer, cricketer and friend endure. read more
Sep 09, 2017 18:20
Gauri Lankesh’s death has been widely mourned by ordinary, decent, Indians. On the other hand, it has been ghoulishly celebrated by right-wingers. it is only with the rise of political Hindutva that writers face the possibility of being physically wiped... read more
Aug 26, 2017 17:13
That the ‘Kashmir problem’ is both serious and long-standing is true. But the ‘Naga problem’ is as intense, and even older. It began even before Independence and Partition when, in 1946, a group of educated Nagas claimed sovereignty for the areas they... read more
Aug 12, 2017 17:45
For 25 years, Mahadev Desai was Mahatma Gandhi’s closest associate and confidant. Through this period, Desai meant more to Gandhi than Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel (a fact that Nehru and Patel knew and acknowledged) read more
Jul 15, 2017 17:29
A new anthology of Khushwant Singh’s writings displays his wit, wisdom, and commitment to democracy and pluralism read more
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