Chiseling Men and Women Out of Myths

In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani chisel men and women out of myths, repaints them in their true colors, and explains how these flawed, and rebellious individuals in possession of but a few gifts changed the course of history. Sunil Khilnani, currently Avantha Professor and Director of India Institute, Kings College London, is the author of the […]

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The Raj at War

The Second World War was not fought by British alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history: over 2 million. But, until now, there has never been a comprehensive account of India’s turbulent home front and the nexus between warfare and India’s society. At the heart of the Raj at War are the […]

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Can India Make It?

Spring Fever Literary Festival Day 3 16th March, 2015 India Habitat Center Penguin Random House India hosted its annual literary festival, The Spring Fever, in grand splendor at the India Habitat Center. On its third day, the topic of discussion was ‘Can India Make It’ and there could not have been any four finer speakers […]

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def: Malayalee

The other day, on my way to attend the evening prayers, I saw this procession. I followed, ever engrossed in prayers until I found myself right outside a beverage shop. What I thought was the procession was, in fact, the well-disciplined line of the lungi-clad folks known to most North Indians as the arrogant Malayalees. […]

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