Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic religious reform movement. It has emerged as one of the most dominant forms of religiosity in postcolonial India, writes Hilal Ahmed in his book Siyasi Muslims.
Shantanu Datta -
In Calling Elvis, Shatanu Datta writes about meeting Roger Waters in London and how a 15-minute chat turned into an hour-long conversation.
Vivek Kaul -
In Bad Money, Vivek Kaul writes how public sector banks refrained from recognising bad loans because that meant setting aside money to meet these losses.
Adam Michael Auerbach -
In Demanding Development, Adam Michael Auerbach writes on the competition between different party workers in slums and how it fragments leadership.
Prabir De -
India has placed the Indo-Pacific at the heart of its engagement with the countries of south, southeast and east Asia to counter China, writes Prabir De in his new book.
In Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty writes on the ‘naturalisation’ of disparity by the elites and how history proves them wrong.
Julia Ebner -
In Going Dark, The Secret Social Lives of Extremists, Julia Ebner talks about her experience with ‘Trad Wives,’ a women’s group where feminism is banned.
Tejaswini Niranjana -
The book Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India edited by Tejaswini Niranjana explains how musicians moved to colonial cities and formed exciting spaces of listening and desire.
In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.
Arvind Panagariya -
In his new book India Unlimited, economist Arvind Panagariya writes about the problem of tiny firms in India, which has reduced output per worker.
Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.
Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.
Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.
Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.