Category: Politics

Rajneeti: A Biography of Rajnath Singh by Gautam Chintamani

Editor | Politics Rajnath Singh rose from a Swayamsevak in the RSS to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and also served as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. Jailed during the Emergency, Singh was the president of the BJPs youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. A two-term President, Singh saw the elevation

In which Arundhati Roy reveals her Seditious Heart

Editor | Politics My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, these essays trace her journey from the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things

Books For You | SuperCentury: What India Must do to Rise by 2050

Editor | Politics What is it about the Indian psyche that makes us so incapable of fulfilling our promise as a nation? Why are we so averse to risk, resigned to mediocrity and mired in a collective lack of confidence? India has so much potential but seems forever stuck on the brink of actualization, unable

Books For You | The Brotherhood in Saffron: RSS and Hindu Revivalism

Editor | Politics There is no better time than this after the resounding win of Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha elections to read how Hindu revivalism took hold of the country, subjecting Nehruvian ideals to the hammer blows of majoritarianism. Thirty years before they wrote the award-winning RSS: A View to the Inside,

Books For You | Amit Shah: And The March of BJP

Editor | Politics The story of Amit Shah’s political life, struggles, rise and triumph is little known. For a leader who is often referred to as the Chanakya of Indian politics, who has dominated India’s fast-paced and complex political stage since 2014, has altered its electoral map by leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to

Jairam Ramesh to write V K Krishna Menon’s biography

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India will publish a biography of political stalwart V.K. Krishna Menon to be written by eminent writer-politician Jairam Ramesh. Titled Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V K Krishna Menon, the book will be released in the first quarter of 2020. Published in the Allen Lane imprint,

After Fire and Fury, Wolff lays Siege to Trump Under Fire

Editor | Diplomacy With Fire and Fury,  Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting

Essential Reads | Arundhati Roy takes the Saint to The Doctor

Editor | Politics Arundhati Roy’s The Doctor and the Saint continues to educate us the meaning of equality and basic human rights through her close study of the two stalwarts of the Indian freedom movement. To best understand and address the inequality in India today, Arundhati Roy insists we must examine both the political development