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Mani Shankar Aiyar

Articles by Mani Shankar Aiyar

Eastern Disturbances

Eastern Disturbances

Sep 08, 2021 Mani Shankar Aiyar

A former foreign service officer recounts the circumstances around Sikkim’s merger with India, as seen by...

Cut A Dash Like Bond

Cut A Dash Like Bond

Nov 25, 2020 Mani Shankar Aiyar

A brilliant memoir of an eventful career in the foreign service, set off by the thrilling pursuit, across...

Our Talking Heads

Our Talking Heads

Jul 09, 2020 Mani Shankar Aiyar

A revelatory account shows how, in the years after Independence, India and Pakistan tried to thrash out all...

Go Tell It In A Bazaar

Go Tell It In A Bazaar

Jan 16, 2019 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Panda’s transient, on-the-spur columns might embarrass in hindsight but he richly earns his encomiums for...

Boston Diary

Boston Diary

Jul 25, 2018 Mani Shankar Aiyar

This week, we bring to you a diary from Boston written by Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus

Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus

Sep 07, 2017 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Gracious in person, Abdul Sattar’s bilious pen spills an anti-India screed—a lesson in ‘national...

One Of Terpsichore’s Own

One Of Terpsichore’s Own

May 18, 2017 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Sonal Mansingh’s metier enveloped her soul. At the forefront of a renaissance in performing arts post 1947,...

A Passion Rose Crushed Under A Victoria

A Passion Rose Crushed Under A Victoria

Mar 02, 2017 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Jinnah’s fateful marriage to the vivacious Ruttie, tangled with the turmoil of nationalist politics—is a...

If The Architect Came By In 2016

If The Architect Came By In 2016

Oct 25, 2016 Mani Shankar Aiyar

What would Nehru see if he were to revisit India today? He’d be happy to see his basic blueprint in action....

In A Pendulous State

In A Pendulous State

Aug 17, 2015 Mani Shankar Aiyar

In this magisterial account, Jaffrelot privileges thematology over chronology to examine Pakistan’s...

August Motto: Only Disconnect

August Motto: Only Disconnect

Jun 01, 2015 Mani Shankar Aiyar

For a fast, frothy record of events, Hiro’s book passes muster. Yet, premised on a ‘primeval’...

In The Streets Of Dacca

In The Streets Of Dacca

Feb 23, 2015 Mani Shankar Aiyar

The Bangladesh insurrection comes alive in this novel, so too the horrors, and the heroics of the people

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Jan 12, 2015 Mukul Kesavan

A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

Australia Diary

Australia Diary

Oct 20, 2014 Mani Shankar Aiyar

The first thing a visitor to Australia has to disabuse himself of is the idea that the Australians speak...

A Friend And A Gentleman

A Friend And A Gentleman

Aug 11, 2014 Mani Shankar Aiyar ON K. Natwar Singh

K. Natwar Singh: imaginative and impeccable; a boss, yet a sport; a grand wit. His autobiography can be his...

When Titans Roamed The Party

When Titans Roamed The Party

Jun 30, 2014 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Acknowledging subaltern studies, the Cambridge school and the Communists, this monumental history establishes...

Laughter In The Dark

Laughter In The Dark

Nov 25, 2013 Mani Shankar Aiyar

A former Pakistani minister surveys the quirks of his office and country with wit and self-deprecation, but...

Mani Shankar Aiyar

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Nov 04, 2013 Mani Shankar Aiyar

The Simoon That Never Blew

The Simoon That Never Blew

Jul 08, 2013 Mani Shankar Aiyar

An older politician examines Manvendra Singh’s electoral exertions in Barmer through the lens of his own...

Venice Diary

Venice Diary

Jan 28, 2013 Mani Shankar Aiyar

Suddenly there's the anxious desire of European seminarians to know how we co-exist, so they too might learn