Books: Highlights of 2018

Shashi Tharoor, TM Krishna, Daniel Ellsberg, Yasser Usman, Husain Haqqani, Mary Beard, Zadie Smith, Snigdha Poonam, Salman Khurshid, John Zubrzycki, Sheila Dikshit, Roxane Gay, Barkha Dutt, Mohammed Hanif and others

What Is Past Is Provocation

The lamentation of Romila Thapar, our most venerable historian, is understandable: philistines have come to dominate the political space. The age of the philosopher king is gone; today it is all about spin and sound bites.

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