Why does aazadi (freedom) connote sedition in post-independence India? On the same day that Kanhaiya Kumar reclaimed this word in a stirring speech after his release from jail, Chitralekha Zutshi reflects on the usage and meanings of aazadi.
The Indian election has seen a re-invention of the country’s most politically iconic headwear.
Howard Brenton’s new play examines the last act of British rule in India, the dissection of the country in 1947 to create the independent nations of India and Pakistan.
Historian and columnist Ramachandra Guha on the memorialisation of the Partition in India
Designer and photographer Anusha Yadav writes about the Indian Memory Project website, a visual and oral history of the Indian sub-continent through family and personal archives
India’s hugely influential progressive writers’ movement dates its inception to a meeting in the basement of the Nanking restaurant in Denmark Street – even then London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’ – in 1934. Sajjad Zaheer was among those present. He was a student from an elite Muslim family in Lucknow, who […]
Ashutosh Varshney, a political scientist who divides his time between the United States and India, reflects here on the implications of the new anti-corruption movement in India, in an article first published in the Indian Express newspaper and reposted here with his and the Express’s permission.