Ramchandra Guha

  • Ramchandra Guha pays tribute to UR Anathamurthy August 23, 2014

    Historian Ramchandra Guha pays his tribute to the late literary legend UR Anathamurthy. The 81 yr-old Ananthamurthy was hospitalised after suffering from kidney problems. He had stopped responding to dialysis and was on life support. ...
  • Gandhi and Mandela, similar yet different, says Ramchandra Guha December 6, 2013

    Historian Ramchandra Guha talks about the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his about the comparisons of the South African leader with Mahatma Gandhi. "In there personal courage they were similar but they were differences you cannot reduce Mandela to Gandhi or Gandhi to Mandela," he said. ...
  • Mandela's family friend Devaki Jain remembers his spirit and warmth December 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's family friend Devaki Jain remembers how Mandela really loved being with people and laughing with them. She recalls the moments that she shared with Mandela. ...
  • Book review: 'Patriots and Partisans' February 15, 2013

    North, south; urban, rural; BIMARU, developed; Hindu, Muslim; left wing, right wing; upper caste, Dalit-these are just a handful of the 'million mutinies' brewing in India. Juxtapose this with the idea of unity, of one India and the difficulty of being a liberal person in India comes through. It is...
  • Hindustan Times summit showcases B'lore's best minds October 15, 2009

    At the buildup to the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in association with CNN-IBN, the best college minds in Bangalore debated whether it's time to turn aspirations into action. The jury comprised of comprising historian Ramchandra Guha and Anjali Paul. ...
  • Vikram Seth strikes 1.7 mn pound publishing deal July 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Writer Vikram Seth, who is working on a sequel to his blockbuster novel A Suitable Boy, has finalised a deal worth around 1.7 million pounds to move his entire back list to Penguin UK, sources close to the deal said. This will be the biggest such deal struck by...
  • Ram Katha: 1989 polls, birth of minority government April 10, 2009

    The General Elections of 1989 were held against the backdrop of religious conflict in Northern India, rising caste tensions and charges of corruption against the ruling Congress party. The verdict thrown up by the electorate was fragmented and uncertain - no single party had a majority. The president finally asked VP Singh...
  • Ram Katha: The first Communist govt in India April 5, 2009

    New Delhi: India's looking forward to some new leaders but CNN-IBN's also giving you a crash course in understanding the Indian democracy a bit better, walking down memory lane with historian Ramachandra Guha. ...
  • Celebspeak: Bangalore's biggest challenge May 7, 2008

    Actor Vasundhara Das and author Ramchandra Guha on the IT city’s biggest challenge. ...
  • History vs Journalism: Same pinch or different strokes? August 9, 2007

    “Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” New Delhi: The quote - widely credited to Washington Post publisher William Graham - perhaps defines best the complex and yet the fascinating relationship between history and journalism. While both complement each other amid the constant “battle of importance” between events and processes...