Over the last century, Swadeshi has meant different things depending on the era and political dispensation. Nitin Pai, co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, looks back on the concept as beacon of independence, a signal of defiance and more
Through Tibet’s struggle for self-determination, the one constant, besides China, has been India. Journalist and author Ghazala Wahab traces this history through a journey to Dharamsala, where she met an interesting cast of characters linked to a land the world still watches for its strategic importance
Underrated and ignored for their caste, the Namasudras have emerged as a powerful vote bank in Bengal’s politics. Their quest for social legitimacy led the community into a political quagmire and now to the frontlines of the Assembly elections.
Ram Manohar Lohia was an anarchist, who achieved one of his most cherished goals in truly dramatic style – he managed to break the monopoly of the monolithic Congress. But did Lohia take his ‘anti-Congressism’ too far by allowing opportunists to take root?
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