Anirban Ganguly

Anirban Ganguly is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi. He can be followed on twitter at @anirbanganguly.


In order to enlarge and consolidate her minority vote-bank, Mamata Banerjee has only continued to build on the Left’s accretion of decades, with some of her party men actively encouraging and sheltering jihadi elements that walked over from Bangladesh.

Oct 14, 2014

Federalism

The tattered paradise of the proletariat that Mama...

 
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Oct 08, 2014

Politics

It is interesting and instructive to read some of ...

 
Narendra Modi’s repeated assertion that he wished countries in the region to be partners in growth and development, bring to mind memories of that brief phase in the past when Dr Mookerjee actively and on his own initiative followed that direction.

Sep 09, 2014

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee was always interested an...

 
For academics, intellectuals and activists of this section, of which the eminent columnist-scholar is a leading member, the Gita was always better approached by trying to decipher and dissect – in a dialectical spirit – whether Lord Krishna actually existed, or whether the battle of Mahabharata was rather more of a “tribal conflict” or a “class struggle” between the oppressed and the oppressors, or whether it was a tale where clash and bloodshed had divine sanction.

Sep 06, 2014

Facetious and shallow readings of the Bhagwad Gita...

 
Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin’s legacy will live on

Jul 15, 2014

Granville Austin, who passed away last week, was u...

 
Kosovo police officer escorts suspect ethnic Albanian Jetmir Kycyku in Kosovo capital Pristina Friday, June 27, 2014. A Kosovo court has ordered 30 days detention for three ethnic Albanians suspected of forming a terrorist group and recruiting volunteers to fight in Syria alongside extremist Sunni rebels. (AP Photo)

Jul 09, 2014

India National Interest

The increasing number of European jihadis gravitat...

 
Left antipathy to new heroes!

Nov 22, 2013

An ‘eminent’ historian of Left vintage...

 
RaGa’s chant on ‘corruption’ rings hollow

Nov 11, 2013

The Congress vice president has again made a sweep...

 
Sardar Patel: The other portrait

Oct 30, 2013

The Communists were busy carrying out an insurrect...

 
A new Idea of India

Sep 25, 2013

Lord Meghnad Desai has at last come round. It is i...

 
What Indian-ness meant to Swami Vivekananda

Sep 11, 2013

The discussion on the ‘elusive Indian-ness’ contin...

 
Nehru-brand secularism ran down Hinduism

Aug 28, 2013

There is a disconcerting pattern to what is happen...

 
Omar Abdullah is isolating Jammu & Kashmir

Aug 27, 2013

Omar Abdullah’s divisive speech on Independence Da...

 
Can Pakistan be trusted?

Aug 16, 2013

Of late, the advocates of dialogue with Pakistan h...

 
Bangladesh must fight Jamaat off

Aug 07, 2013

The actual confrontation with the Jamaat has just ...

 
Comrade Yechury falls into bourgeois trap

Jul 28, 2013

Having spent a lifetime criticising the mighty 'im...