Monthly Archives: December 2012

Romila Thapar on BBC Radio

Romila Thapar on her life and times. A wonderful interview done by BBC’s Lyce Doucet. Radio at its best. As the World Service marks its 80th anniversary, we ask six octogenarians how the world has changed for women in the

Perry Anderson’s ‘Outlook’ interview on “The Indian Ideology” on Counterpunch

You could say that, very roughly, it advances five main arguments that run counter to conventional wisdom in India today. Firstly, that the idea of a subcontinental unity stretching back six thousand years is a myth. Secondly,  that Gandhi’s injection

Perry Anderson’s “After Nehru” on London Review of Books

This real achievement has, in what by now could be termed the Indian Ideology, been surcharged with claims to a largely imaginary status: the notion that the preservation by the Indian state of the unity of the country is a

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