‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

The distinguished professor of history now trains his lens on modern Indian history, discussing his book at length PRAFUL BIDWAI INTERVIEWS PERRY ANDERSON (First Published in Outlook Magazine November 12, 2012) A Marxist scholar, historian and essayist, and editor of the New Left Review since 1962, Perry Anderson is known for a rich, incisive body of work spanning European history, the contemporary world, the Western Marxist … Continue reading ‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

Hype vs reality – Praful Bidwai

MODI moves centre-stage!” “Modi storms in as the BJP’s PM candidate.” “It’s Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi!” “In PM mode, Modi spells out strategy on big issues.” Thus scream the headlines in leading Indian publications and TV channels — part of a systematic corporate blitzkrieg to build up Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a messiah of “development,” who is destined to lead India. In … Continue reading Hype vs reality – Praful Bidwai