Amit Majmudar, author, The Map and the Scissors: ‘I Am All Over the Past’

Amit Majmudar, author, The Map and the Scissors: ‘I Am All Over the Past’

There is a growing interest – scholarly and otherwise – in oral histories of Partition that foreground voices and narratives of common and unsung people, what made you write a book revolving around two larger-than-life men – MK Gandhi and MA Jinnah? In Partitions (2011), I wrote a novel that dealt with everyday people caught … Read more

Review of Manreet Sodhi Someshwar’s ‘Hyderabad: Book 2 of The Partition Trilogy’: tea, Osmania biscuits and Partition

Review of Manreet Sodhi Someshwar’s ‘Hyderabad: Book 2 of The Partition Trilogy’: tea, Osmania biscuits and Partition

The human suffering that was catalysed by the Partition has been sketched in fictionalised detail by authors such as Rajinder Singh Bedi, Saadat Hasan Manto, Khushwant Singh and Bhisham Sahni. Authors continue to add to Partition literature. But there is a growing hunger among a new generation to understand what happened in the crucial years … Read more

Book Review | Seeking Meaning in a Meaningless World: The Essence of the Gandhian Paradigm

Book Review | Seeking Meaning in a Meaningless World: The Essence of the Gandhian Paradigm

For some years, scholars of Indian political thought have become obsessed with indigeneity and the recovery of an authentic Indian tradition. The tradition we recover has to be free of the vanities of Western political theory that claims universality even though it is clearly particularistic both in argument and historical referrals. A number of scholars … Read more

Gandhi Jayanti: When people mistook Ben Kingsley for Mahatma Gandhi’s ghost | Bollywood

Gandhi Jayanti: When people mistook Ben Kingsley for Mahatma Gandhi’s ghost | Bollywood

Over the years, many actors have portrayed Mahatma Gandhi on screen, ranging from Naseeruddin Shah to Darshan Zariwala. Some of these performances have been feted and awarded as well. Yet, Sir Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of India’s father of the nation remains the gold standard against which all performances are measured. And it is not as … Read more

Review of Shashi Tharoor’s Ambedkar — A Life: Writing the constitutionalist

Review of Shashi Tharoor’s Ambedkar — A Life: Writing the constitutionalist

Shashi Tharoor explores different strands of Ambedkar’s life but stumbles when he tries to detail his ‘flaws’ Shashi Tharoor explores different strands of Ambedkar’s life but stumbles when he tries to detail his ‘flaws’ Another biography of B.R. Ambedkar is always welcome for the simple reason that there are many Ambedkars — the emancipator of … Read more

Review of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna — A Political Crusader: A handbook on UP’s turbulent political history

Review of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna — A Political Crusader: A handbook on UP’s turbulent political history

The life of H.N. Bahuguna is an important contribution towards understanding the rifts within the Congress, in Delhi as well as in the States The life of H.N. Bahuguna is an important contribution towards understanding the rifts within the Congress, in Delhi as well as in the States The starting point of the biography,  Hemwati … Read more

30 years of Roja: Mani Ratnam’s classic that still feels fresh

30 years of Roja: Mani Ratnam’s classic that still feels fresh

On August 15, 1992, Mani Ratnam’s classic Roja was released in theatres. Imagine yourself sitting in a packed theatre, 30 years ago, to witness the combined magic of Mani Ratnam, cinematographer Santhosh Sivan and composer AR Rahman unfold on the glorious 35 mm print. It feels such a special moment to cherish in the day … Read more

EXCLUSIVE! Yeh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka’s Gouri Agarwal ENTERS Zee Tv’s Meet Badlegi Duniya Ki Reet

EXCLUSIVE! Yeh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka’s Gouri Agarwal ENTERS Zee Tv’s Meet Badlegi Duniya Ki Reet

MUMBAI: TellyChakkar is back with an exciting update from the world. Also read: Meet Badlegi Duniya ki Reet: Exposed! Meet Hooda sees Chacha and Chachi stealing, feels helpless While every day, our diligent scribes are fishing for the latest updates and ongoings in the Entertainment industry to bring to our readers, today, we bring to … Read more

The author of this book retraced Gandhi’s path to understand present-day Gujarat

The author of this book retraced Gandhi’s path to understand present-day Gujarat

[The year] 2019 marked the 150th centenary celebrations of MK Gandhi’s birth, and anticipated the 90th anniversary in 2020 of the Dandi March, held in some quarters to be the apogee of his political career. My project was a simple one: in February 2019, alongside two dear comrades, cultural researcher Chirag Mediratta, and medical doctor … Read more

New book explores Gandhi’s role in Champaran satyagraha 

New book explores Gandhi’s role in Champaran satyagraha 

A book titled Gandhi and the Champaran Satyagraha: Select Readings, which has been edited by Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das, was released on Saturday. At the virtual book launch event, Prof. Das thanked the West Bengal government and the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies for sponsoring the research. Speaking during a panel discussion, Faisal Devji, … Read more