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Memories of 1971


The Telegraph

The city outside India I know best is London, and the place in London I know best is the British Library, where, for thirty years and counting, I have scoured the capacious collections pertaining to the history of colonial India. I must have worked there for at least a thousand days all told, always following the [...]

By |2021-12-23T18:05:24+05:30August 28th, 2021|Categories: History, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Greatest Gandhian


The Telegraph

Like all other Indians, I grew up thinking of 15th August as the day when, back in 1947, the first Government of independent India was sworn into office. However, in recent years the day has acquired for me another meaning, not unrelated to the first. In my consciousness, 15th August 1947 has been joined by 15th [...]

By |2021-10-31T21:06:02+05:30August 14th, 2021|Categories: History, Biography|Tags: , , , , |