History reproduces columns that analyse interesting or important events and controversies of the 19th and 20th centuries.
THE INDIAN TRADITION OF NON-RENUNCIATION
Few people, within or outside her Congress party, expected Mrs Sonia Gandhi not to accept the office of Prime Minister after the Indian elections results were out. Her decision to renounce the post in favour of the economist Dr Manmohan Singh has prompted the most extravagant comparisons. Some have gone back as far as Gautama Buddha, [...]