India

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

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

What the Indian elections mean for a first-time voter

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

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

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

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

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?

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