The Freedom Issue 2016

The Freedom Issue 2016

Editor's Note ~ by S Prasannarajan
Cow jihad, Kashmir, Modi and the freedom of arguments

Out of Socialist Delhi ~ by Swapan Dasgupta
The evolutionary story of power

The Un-Indian Civil Service ~ by Shashi Tharoor
The colonial core of the steel frame

India in 70 Ideas ~ by Tunku Varadarajan
An Indian in the ocean of notions

Independence of the Mind ~ by Srinath Raghavan
When We Are Looters at the Site of History

Author of Atmospherics ~ by Nandini Nair
Talking weather with Amitav Ghosh

The Lost Chapter of Gorata ~ by V Shoba
Did the mass killing of Hindus in a village under the Nizam’s rule help legitimise the integration of Hyderabad? History continues to haunt

Written in Stone ~ by Aresh Shirali
Tracing the origins of a historic Congress split in the city of diamonds

Thirst for Change ~ by Rachel Dwyer
The Liberating Songs of Pyaasa

Laugh Out Loud, Ladies ~ by KR Meera
Patriarchy and the violence against happiness

All About the Mother ~ by Madhavankutty Pillai
Once a beggar and now a saviour of the abandoned. The journey of Sindhutai Sapkal

Pakistan Without Tears ~ by Ramachandra Guha
Lahore in Islamic glow and the repudiation of the past

The Sacred Thread ~ by Roderick Matthews
India is yet to reap the benefits of its civilisational as well as colonial crises

It’s Actually Easy to Love... ~ by Rohit Chawla with Introductory Essay by Pritish Nandy
The story of human touch in six animal chapters