The real story of TP Chandrasekharan’s murder is yet to be unravelled, agrees the Government of Kerala. The cabinet has approved his wife KK Rema’s demand for a CBI probe into the ‘larger conspiracy’ behind the murder. Rema and Chandrasekharan’s political party, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), hold the view that those convicted in the case are only actors who played the role scripted by the top level leaders of the CPM.
He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements
Aatish Taseer's new novel, The Way Things Were, is an Indian classic spanning the eventful decades between the Emergency and the advent of Modi, set in Lutyens' Delhi. The novelist in conversation with the Editor of Open magazine