Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death: Fact and Fiction

Ashis Ray and Anita Bose Pfaff in conversation with Somnath Batabyal Paula Van Hagen: Official ZEEJLF At The British Library Blogger   It is almost 73 years since the mysterious death of Indian nationalist and revolutionary Subhas Chandra Bose in August 1945. In 1942, the British government put out a story saying Bose had died… Read more »

Mother India: Indian Films and the National Narrative


Imtiaz Ali, Rachel Dwyer and Sudhir Mishra  in conversation with Shubhra Gupta   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   No form of art is ever isolated from the political climate in which it is produced. While some films are most valuable during the era they are made in, others speak to the… Read more »

Of Saffron and the Sangha


Manmohan Vaidya and Dattatreya Hosabale in conversation with Pragya Tiwari   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Since its inception in 1925, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been banned four times. Yet, it enjoys the support of millions of Indians and occupies the position of the ‘largest voluntary organisation in the… Read more »