Longer Essays features a selection of Guha’s more reflective and extended articles (5,000 words or more) on history and politics.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BILINGUAL INTELLECTUAL
Economic and Political Weekly
This essay is inspired by an argument between the scholar-libarian B. S. Kesavan and his son Mukul that I was once privy to. I forget what they were fighting about. But I recall that the father, then past ninety years of age, was giving as good as he got. At periodic intervals he would turn to [...]