India


"Nehru for our time"

14 November, 2016

"India needs to recall its first prime minister for his love and passion for personal liberty," says Rajmohan Gandhi in the Indian Express.

No one to confront non-state coercion

13 September, 2016

The impression that persons in authority in India regard Muslims as less than equal, and not entitled to personal liberty, is now a major obstacle on the country’s path to global influence, writes Rajmohan Gandhi in The Tribune.

Understanding the Founding Fathers: An Enquiry into the Indian Republic’s Beginnings

24 February, 2016

In this thought-provoking book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest—Who was really responsible for Partition? Were Gandhi and Ambedkar enemies? Did the Mahatma weaken the country’s Hindus? Was he anti-Muslim? Should India have been a Hindu Rashtra? Could the Kashmir issue have been dealt with differently? Would Bose and Patel have led the independent nation better than Gandhi and Nehru?

AAP win in Delhi polls: Now people will compare performance against promises

12 February, 2015
Rajmohan Gandhi assesses the recent election in an article in the Economic Times.

Rajmohan Gandhi assesses the recent election in an article in the Economic Times

UP 2014, like Punjab 1947

12 September, 2014
Uttar Pradesh in 2014 is like Pubjab in 1947, says Rajmohan Gandhi in The Indian Express

This article appeared in the Indian Express on 12 Sept 2014

Not long ago, while working on a history of undivided Punjab, I found that in 1914 that vast province was seen as the subcontinent’s hope for economic progress and inter-communal understanding. Yet, in 1947, both halves of divided Punjab saw carnage that no part of the world should witness.

Rajmohan Gandhi delivers 14th Borker Memorial Lecture, on "India 2047"

1 September, 2012

'We need politicians and bureaucrats who are not made immensely richer by a few years of service', says Rajmohan Gandhi.

‘Corruption, poverty denying India tag of prestigious nation’

6 January, 2011
In a public talk titled “India as a World Power: Potential and Realities” at the Indian Institute of Technology — Gandhinagar, Prof Gandhi challenged high levels of corruption and poverty and the ‘appalling’ way in which Indians treat their women.

South Asian group visits Caux, Switzerland

27 July, 2009

A distinguished group from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka visited the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland, on the invitation of Rajmohan Gandhi. They participated in the second Caux Forum for Human Security, attended by over 400 people from around the world.

New book

In this thought-provoking book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest. More