Amitav Ghosh connects the origins of our current climate crisis to Western colonialism's ruthless exploitation of human life and the natural world in this ambitious read.
The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’.
The amended Citizenship Act and NRC are a "threat" to the soul of India, the signatories said in a note.
The celebrated writer's seminal 1995 essay from the New Yorker, about October 31, 1984
Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well
'The gesture you were asking me to make was one that would have had the import of denying the legitimacy of all Israeli civil institutions and thus of Israel itself'
Not all want Amitav Ghosh to refuse the Dan David Prize. The President of PEN America addressed the issue in his speech at the opening of the PEN festival
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel responds to Amitav Ghosh's refusal to refuse the Dan David Prize
British Committee for Universities for Palestine responds to Amitav Ghosh's refusal to refuse the Dan David Prize, asking him once again to reject the prize.
Amitav Ghosh on his refusing to refuse the Dan David Prize: 'I do not believe in embargoes and boycotts where they concern matters of culture and learning.' These, he argues, 'must, in principle, be regarded as autonomous of the state'.
Plainly put, Ravi Dayal (1937 - 2006) was one of the great editors of his time: the sort of expertise he brought to the printed word simply doesn't exist any more, not just in India but anywhere.
What can one possibly say to someone to whom one owes so great a debt?
Agha Shahid Ali in Brooklyn: Almost to the very end, even as his life was being consumed by his disease, he was the centre of a perpetual carnival, an endless mela of talk, laughter, food and of course, poetry.
Tracing it back to Nehru, Kanti Bajpai, while not being entirely dismissive of the arguments of the defence strategists and experts, argues that none of these stand up to close scrutiny.
George Fernandes, Defence Minister, says that the explosions were mainly a deterrent and that there will not be any more tests and that India would adhere to a no first-use policy .
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.