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  • 23-Sep-2019 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    A ready reckoner of Modi's India 1.0

    Book review of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India

  • 28-Aug-2019 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Seva as political strategy

    Disaster Relief and the RSS examines a relatively less emphasised aspect of the RSS' activities

  • 05-Apr-2019 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Review: When RSS icon Golwalkar claimed authorship of G D Savarkar's books

    The original Marathi version was published in 1934, but when Golwalkar began translating it, copies of the [original] book were withdrawn and hence unavailable to readers

  • 21-Dec-2018 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | The Wire

    2019 elections: BJP may lose 70% seats in Hindi heartland, Congress to gain

    The bulk of seats that the BJP may lose is likely to be picked up by the Congress, dramatically altering its leveraging ability

  • 18-Dec-2018 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Between god and state

    The author devotes considerable space examining religious organisations engaged in providing public services

  • 06-Nov-2018 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Paradoxes galore

    The book begins with a penetrating profile of the prime minister, drawn from existing books and secondary writing on Mr Modi, as well as from personal insights, interactions and exchanges

  • 03-Sep-2018 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    RSS, inside out

    The BJP's abstention had substantially to do with the bitter memories of party leaders, who felt targeted in the erstwhile Janata Party due to its association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

  • 06-Nov-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    What's to be done about Hindutva

    Book review of 'Hindutva Rising'

  • 16-Oct-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    India's first decade

    Book review of 'A Republic In The Making'

  • 09-Aug-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | The Wire

    Chandigarh stalking case: No action shows Modi is all talk when it comes to women empowerment

    The PM had famously said the law will take its course but 'parents … have a responsibility' too

  • 15-Jun-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Cow to temple politics: BJP strategy is about propagating Hindu nationalism

    Polarisation is the principle goal though ways to achieve this are several.

  • 24-May-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Famous prisoners' stories

    Book review of 'Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India's Most Famous'

  • 05-May-2017 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Hindutva's fringe beneficiaries

    For almost a decade, the Jana Sangh remained a marginal political force

  • 31-Dec-2016 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay: RSS-Modi in sync on demonetisation

    Based on RSS feedback, Modi told partymen that traders were not being targeted

  • 30-Dec-2016 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Modi is still the Sangh's best bet: Why RSS has backed demonetisation

    The RSS has greater stakes in this regime than ever before

  • 10-Aug-2016 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Civil society and its discontents

    The idea of public policy has gained credence in recent years while discussing democratic institutions and political processes

  • 25-Jun-2016 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Gujarat Files: Rana Ayyub and stinging truths

    Despite the lack of fresh information, Gujarat Files underlines the sinister nature of Modi's regime in Gujarat even as it cocks a snook at the state's fabled intelligence network

  • 04-Apr-2016 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Riding the Modi wave - again

    A seven-page foreword (in Modi and the World) written by Arun Jaitley in an anthology of essays on the foreign policy initiatives of Narendra Modi govt can be off-putting

  • 31-Dec-2015 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Taking stock of Narendra Modi

    But given the inconsistencies that have stemmed from South Block, can one actually conclude that the premier has shown great uniformity while globetrotting?

  • 09-Mar-2015 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Bangladesh's existential challenges

    The year 1971 and the word "war" have different connotations in India and Bangladesh. On our side of the border, it was the finest moment of Indian defence forces and the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. In Bangladesh, the "war" was one for ...

  • 11-Feb-2015 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Being Muslim in India

    Coming from a leader who shepherded the ministry of minority affairs during the years when several debates cropped up concerning the welfare of Muslims, including the Supreme Court judgment on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute, the book under ...

  • 23-Jul-2014 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Thackeray's true stripes

    Hindu Hriday Samrat underscores how Bal Thackeray was always the leader in absentia and how he allowed his aura to rule over the people

  • 22-Jun-2014 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    The will of a disruptor

    In early 1990, when Indian political reporting was widening its base from limited and structured coverage of government and Opposition politics, this writer was told by a newspaper's political bureau chief of that time to go and spend some time with ...

  • 29-Apr-2014 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Narendra Modi: The authorised version

    The reviewer argued that the principal limitation of the book was that it continued to look at Mr Modi primarily through the prism of 2002

  • 08-Apr-2014 | Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    Mr Modi and the Godhra factor

    The Fiction of Fact-finding questions whether the SC took an appropriate decision by appointing the SIT in the first place