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Past articles by Sudeep:

We all know Siraj-ud-daulah lost the Battle of Plassey. How did he escape afterwards?

An excerpt from ‘Plassey: The Battle That Changed the Course of Indian History’, by Sudeep Chakravarti. → Read More

What it was like growing up Bengali

[Book extract] It is a series of expectations, a continuous examination of beliefs in the middle of grand histories, grand tragedies and grand expectations. → Read More

Are Bengalis racist and discriminatory when it comes to Marwaris in their state? Why?

A new book, ‘The Bengalis’, offers a modern-day portrait of the community, warts and all. → Read More

From Amit Shah to Mamata Banerjee, uncivilised remarks and arrogance of power define Indian politicians

BJP chief Amit Shah recently defended the callousness of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh after scores of children died in a hospital in Gorakhpur, saying, this was not the first time it had happened in India → Read More

Aadhaar may just be another tool for govt to impose unnecessary paperwork on citizens

Sudeep Chakravarti recounts his experiences with government agencies, and most recently, the intrusive Aadhaar that has caught everyone by the hair → Read More

Twipraland demand: Legitimate agitation for separate tribal state in Tripura or BJP grab to topple CPM govt?

Buried in the drama of Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal is the ongoing political drama in faraway Tripura, a state firmly in the sights of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). → Read More

India's lynch mob and BJP-Congress blame game: Circular arguments to protect structured political evil won't fly

And the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) super-charged general secretary Amit Shah employed it just days earlier in Goa (which appears to have emerged as his party and the Sangh Parivar's go-to destination for conclaves that quite openly discuss ways for the Hindu ultra-right to dominate discourse and democracy in India). → Read More

To all the right-wing radicals of India: How much blood do you need to establish Hindu Rashtra?

Let's talk about the 'Republic of India', whose birth and Constitution we celebrate every January with a show of arms, much parading of troops and shanghaied school students, and raising of the flag. → Read More

Nagaland's ACAUT diplays immense courage against a corrupt state machinery

The group is now a force, whether the rebels, Nagaland’s government, or those not from Nagaland who dip freely into that state’s well of wealth like it or not. → Read More

Of 'presstitutes' and media: Don't blame just BJP, art of sycophancy emerged during Congress reign

After the recent fracas on live television between NDTV anchor Nidhi Razdan and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, here’s a word or two about “presstitutes”. → Read More

The Naxal movement burst to life 50 years ago on this day. A revolutionary remembers May 24, 1967

The fire burns on: An account of a meeting that took place in 2006. → Read More

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ hearing exposes hypocrisy of human rights in India

Human rights are a matter of both democracy and hypocrisy, certainly in India. The recent Kulbhushan Jadhav case has highlighted this to the world. → Read More

Manipur's Biren Singh embarks state on development path but all eyes on how he deals with his murder-accused son

As to Biren, has this studiously humble and affable candidate, before, during and just after elections, now grown fangs and claws two months into his job as chief minister of a BJP-led government? → Read More

Cow slaughter ban: The Far Right's obsession is a 20-year-old template of political leverage

We tend to have short memories. A year is too long, and twenty is ancient history. As it happens, what is now more than a year-long lunacy to project the cow as both unquestionably sacred and a cure for all ills and harassing, threatening, arresting and sometimes, killing offenders of the cow in the name of religious sanctity with a transparent intent of electoral gain, is a twenty-year-old ploy… → Read More

Maoism Mark V: India is witnessing a rebellion under seige

We need to consider why people go against the might of India’s State apparatus; an estimated 16,000 leftwing rebels and sympathisers have died since the late-1960s. What... → Read More

Sticky rice and fried pork in Hebron: Lunch and conversation in a Naga rebel camp

Author Sudeep Chakravarti recalls a rare visit to the main base of the he Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah, the group with whom the Modi government reached a peace deal announced on Monday. → Read More