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Ramachandra Guha
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was recently named as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. He is the author of India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy.

Articles by Ramachandra Guha

Patriotism Vs Jingoism

Patriotism Vs Jingoism

Jan 24, 2018 Ramachandra Guha

Gandhian nationalism, enshrined in the Constitution, is based on ideals of equality and diversity. As a new...

Inspired By Outlook’s Own Vinod Mehta

Inspired By Outlook’s Own Vinod Mehta

Oct 07, 2016 Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha, Public Intellectual of the Year

Battlefield Banaras

Battlefield Banaras

Jan 19, 2015 Ramachandra Guha

Few, including sitting MP Narendra Modi perhaps, know of the Mahatma’s enduring relationship with the city

'The Man Who Gets Things Done'

'The Man Who Gets Things Done'

Feb 10, 2014 Ramachandra Guha

Khushwant Singh has just entered his 100th year. Time to recall an essay detailing why he once extolled...

The Boer Battles

The Boer Battles

Oct 14, 2013 Ramachandra Guha

Historian Ramachandra Guha’s new book explores the critical formative years of Gandhi’s political life,...

Who Milks This Cow?

Who Milks This Cow?

Nov 19, 2012 Ramachandra Guha

Tracking that species of Hindutvawadi, obsessively trolling the Net, looking for slights to the faith

'Need For A Judicial Enquiry'

'Need For A Judicial Enquiry'

Jul 02, 2012 Ramachandra Guha

We are deeply saddened at the indiscriminate killing of 18 adivasis in Kottaguda Panchayat of Bijapur...

'Release Both Alex Paul Menon And Jhina Hikaka Immediately And Unconditionally'

'Release Both Alex Paul Menon And Jhina Hikaka Immediately And Unconditionally'

Apr 23, 2012 Ramachandra Guha

'We condemn the attack by the Maoists ...in which they killed two security guards and abducted the Sukma...

Debating Anna Hazare

Debating Anna Hazare

Sep 01, 2011 Ramachandra Guha

Does the movement provide us a great opportunity for national regeneration? Could it grow by involving...

'As Much A Lesson For The Maoists As For The Government'

'As Much A Lesson For The Maoists As For The Government'

Jul 10, 2011 Ramachandra Guha

'Appeal to both the Maoists and the government to initiate peace talks on the basis of justice and...

A Nation Consumed By The State

A Nation Consumed By The State

Jan 31, 2011 Ramachandra Guha

Myriad corrosive agents—even the Indian State—are eating into the idea of India. This isn’t the...

Nehru’s House Needs A Fresh Discovery

Nehru’s House Needs A Fresh Discovery

Jun 21, 2010 Ramachandra Guha

The once venerable Nehru Memorial Library is in peril

'Violence Has No Place In A Democracy'

'Violence Has No Place In A Democracy'

May 19, 2010 Ramachandra Guha

'Those that adopt violent means to express themselves cannot and should not be condoned in any manner...

Unacknowledged Victims

Unacknowledged Victims

Apr 14, 2010 Ramachandra Guha

More deprived and dispossessed than the Dalits - or Muslims - the Adivasis remain not just marginal but...

Ambedkar’s Desiderata

Ambedkar’s Desiderata

Feb 01, 2010 Ramachandra Guha

In six decades of ‘progress’ India hasn’t realised our founders’ vision of social democracy

The Axis Year

The Axis Year

Oct 19, 2009 Ramachandra Guha

When India was closest to being a non-functioning anarchy

The Past And Future Of Indian Elections

The Past And Future Of Indian Elections

Apr 20, 2009 Ramachandra Guha

How the polity got fractured and how we can aid the healing process

A Frontier Malgudi

A Frontier Malgudi

Jan 26, 2009 Ramachandra Guha

The Great Indian Chaos Theory

The Great Indian Chaos Theory

Jan 12, 2009 Ramachandra Guha

Was this the worst year experienced by India (and Indians) since the country was founded? Our annus...

Easy With Its History

Easy With Its History

Oct 27, 2008 Ramachandra Guha