The Indian Left may have shrunk politically, but it is still an intellectual force to reckon with

(Illustration: Saurabh Singh) WHEN INDIA WON freedom in 1947, communists were already in power across large swathes of Europe thanks to Joseph Stalin’s puritanical worldview and expansionist politics. Having steered World War II to a triumphant win at a huge cost along with the Allied Powers, the Soviet Union under his watch had the bandwidth … Continue reading The Indian Left may have shrunk politically, but it is still an intellectual force to reckon with

MN Deshpande: The Public Archaeologist

In her book on the late iconic chief of the Archaeological Survey of India, author and historian Nayanjot Lahiri surpasses her own high standards in history writing For a person who played a pivotal role in shaping and giving direction to archaeological explorations and the building and sustaining of a nodal institution for that purpose … Continue reading MN Deshpande: The Public Archaeologist