Tag: India

  • The Modern Review: August 15, 1947, Dawn of a New Age

    The Modern Review: August 15, 1947, Dawn of a New Age

      (Note: The Modern Review archives run from 1907, when it was founded by Ramananda Babu, to the 1960s. Since this volume was intended to commemorate Ramananda Chatterjee, we looked only at volumes published between 1907 to 1943, the year of his death, and included a few articles from the August 1947 issue as well. […]

  • Speaking Volumes: The Emergency’s Children

    Speaking Volumes: The Emergency’s Children

      Memory is malleable, and tyrannical: because what you remember is so vivid, you forget how easily memory can be reshaped. Most of the Uruguayian writer Eduardo Galeano’s work has been a reminder of alternate, forgotten histories.   His new book, Children of the Days, is a calendar of human history, with brief entries for […]

  • Speaking Volumes: Riotous Writers

      (Published in the Business Standard, June 18, 2013) Remember the old joke about the Soviet Union? Two friends, an American and a Russian, are engaged in competitive bragging. “My country is so free,” says the American, “that I can stand on the steps of the White House and shout, ‘Ronald Reagan is a crook […]