India

Amritsar: beginning of the end of Empire

The true casualty figures are still hotly disputed 100 years after the Punjab massacre, but its real legacy was the slow death of the Raj

Last Days Of India’s Empress

A biography of Indira Gandhi's final years offers insights into a dark period of unmitigated corruption in Indian politics

Inclusion in India

What the Indian elections mean for a first-time voter

Delhi’s Delights

'To go without beer for a day is a small inconvenience which adds a suitable solemnity to the business of democracy'

Jovial Pragmatists

SOAS’s new exhibition on Zoroastrianism fails to capture the rich cultural and historical legacy of this much-misunderstood and embattled faith

The Making of the Mahatma

Dubious racial attitudes, an obsession with excrement and sexual eccentricities: Gandhi Before India reveals the unsavoury sides of the statesman’s character

Shock Value

For all the Arts community's grandstanding about its political value, none of its number was brave enough to protest the late, great M.F. Husain's plight

India: Tariq Ali’s Plan for Pakistan

Although previously banned, Tariq Ali's books can now be read anywhere in Pakistan. In the aftermath of the jihadist attacks in Mumbai and on the Sri Lankan cricket team, will the Brit-Pak's fluent words offer any solutions to the problems there?

Mumbai: On the ‘Slumdog’ Trail

Standpoint's Writer-At-Large visits the slums of Mumbai to assess the Oscar-winning film

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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