Mahatma Gandhi

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

The Shelf: New in nonfiction this month

Amitav Ghosh traces back to the lineage of nutmegs originating in the Banda Islands to argue how colonisation deeply influences the geopolitics even in the contemporary world, a violent phenomenon that has led to natural disasters linked to climate change.

June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019

Cycle rally held in Dhaka to mark Gandhi’s birthday

The High Commission of India in Dhaka arranges a cycle rally to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

India’s most polarizing animal

This is not the first time the cow has become mixed up with politics. Conflicts over cow slaughter sparked religious riots in India.

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

The hardliners behind Modi

An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.

March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015

Gandhian from Bangladesh gets peace prize

In 1946-47, Mahatma Gandhi spent more than three months in Noakhali, now part of Bangladesh, dousing the flames of communal violence that had engulfed the district