Shadows at Noon: The South Asian Twentieth Century by Joya Chatterji is a gently revisionist account of an enduring, if ever-tottering, democracy.
For 600 years Muslims held sway over the Indian subcontinent. Then democracy and a desultory leadership did them in.
Guru to the World: The Life and Legacy of Vivekananda by Ruth Harris uncovers the Hindu guru’s life of epiphanies and contradictions.
Assessing the Churchill balance sheet.
What were Indian nationalists thinking?
Questioning the powerful Tata dynasty’s claims for a ‘different kind of capitalism’.