Mahatma Gandhi

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Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh (War of Ideologies) review – dangerously bland alternate history
In imagining a world where Gandhi and his killer learned to get along, Rajkumar Santoshi simplifies differences that remain perilous for India

Phuong Le

25, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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The Father and the Assassin review – gripping tale of the man who killed Gandhi
Anupama Chandrasekhar artfully unpicks the forces of history with a tale of violence and colonialism that echoes into today

Claire Armitstead

20, May, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Discredit where it’s due for ‘hepeat’ offenders | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sexist behaviour | Lib Dems and Tories | Making the Green party count | Gandhi T-shirt | Nature springs back

17, May, 2022 @4:49 PM

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The celebrated assassin: the play about Gandhi’s killer, still dividing India
Having written about sex tapes and the Delhi bus gang-rape, Anupama Chandrasekhar is tackling Nathuram Godse, the gunman who was raised as a girl – and is now a hero to Hindu nationalists

Ammar Kalia

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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From a Thatcher nutcracker to a Trump toilet brush: my curious collection of political memorabilia
As a foreign correspondent I used to report on dictators and democrats. Now I collect them

Ian Black

12, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘A flashy theme park’: outcry over Modi’s plans for the Gandhi ashram
The site Mahatma Gandhi lived at during 1917-30 is getting a very costly makeover many think is meant to distort his legacy

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Ahmedabad

25, Feb, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The lion in the London black cab: the remarkable story of Singh, and the boy who loved him
Gifted as a cub by a Maharajah to a young British boy, Singh lived at a house in Surrey before outgrowing his home and being driven in a black cab to the zoo. Now his story has been made into a book

Ben Doherty

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India
Nathuram Godse rehabilitated from traitor to patriot for many, as Gandhi’s vision of secular India eroded by ruling BJP

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

17, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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As India drifts into autocracy, nonviolent protest is the most powerful resistance | Amartya Sen
The Hindu nationalist regime has cultivated religious animosity – undermining the nation’s secular traditions, says economist Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

26, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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'It's exciting!': Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor and Jake Chapman on the statue-topplers
Jake Chapman wants Colston beheaded, Anish Kapoor wants a memorial to the millions killed by slavery, and Tracey Emin is thrilled the ‘stale old men’ are going. Artists and sculptors respond to statue outrage

Stuart Jeffries

11, Jun, 2020 @10:47 AM

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I've never seen … Gandhi
Richard Attenborough’s epic, starring Ben Kingsley as a speechifying version of the Indian independence hero, takes some breathtaking liberties with history

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

01, Jun, 2020 @11:31 AM

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Grassroots movements can rise during this crisis – Italy’s Sardines group shows how | Laura Spinney
Local organisers in India had a profound impact during the 18 flu pandemic, says science journalist Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

15, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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