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Suniti Kumar Ghosh, 1918-2014

Suniti Kumar Ghosh, 1918-2014

Suniti Kumar Ghosh died on May 11, at the age of 96. It is not a passing to be mourned but a life, rich and meaningful, to be celebrated. On the face of it, his life had two major phases: the first was one of direct political activity; the second was of research and writing. He became closely associated with… Read more →

Inequality, belief and elections in India

Inequality, belief and elections in India

Indian polling officials check electronic voting machines before they are distributed to polling stations (EPA/Sanjeev Gupta) India goes to the polls this month in the world’s largest election. Voting is staggered, with 814 million voters casting ballots on nine polling days over six weeks. The final tally will be announced on May 16, but all signs already point to a… Read more →

Narendra Modi, a man with a massacre on his hands, is not the reasonable choice for India

Narendra Modi, a man with a massacre on his hands, is not the reasonable choice for India

The standard apology for Modi comes in two parts. First, there is normally an acknowledgement that the chief minister of Gujarat bears some vague responsibility for the orgy of killing and rape that engulfed his state in 2002 – but, um, wasn’t that all a long time ago? And hasn’t he behaved himself since – or, as the FT put… Read more →

Bosnia in revolt

Adam Blanden asks whether the social movement can win in the Balkans   Not long after the first stirrings of revolt began in Tuzla last month, the western liberal press was already lining up to praise the boldness of the Bosnian people. As they spread to Sarajevo, targeting the western-backed federal government along with the ‘neo-colonial’ Office of the High… Read more →

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