Manu S Pillai
The Rama Retold; and (right) Aubrey Menen.

A Sita we must not know

4 min read . 25 Aug 2017
Balamani. Photo: Roli Books

The resurrection of Balamani

4 min read . 21 Jul 2017
Indira Gandhi declaring Emergency on 25 June 1975. Photo: Hindustan Times

Lessons to learn from the Emergency

5 min read . 24 Jun 2017
Book covers of India Conquered (left); and Keeping the Jewel in the crown (right).

What if there was no British Raj?

4 min read . 31 Mar 2017
Lord Curzon pictured leaving 10 Downing Street, London, in  1923. Photo: Getty Images

Power, prejudice and Curzon

5 min read . 17 Mar 2017
An 18th century painting of Padmini. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Manufacturing the fable of Padmavati

4 min read . 10 Feb 2017