So another book has died a premature death in India. Or, has it? To be precise, it is only a half death, for the book's digital edition continues to be available to electronic users. A banned book often generates intensely greater curiosity than a book in normal circulation.
He is not in politics to please the scholar and the historian. He is an ideological trailblazer, seeking to win popular affection.
Born in India, Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University, where he also directs the India Initiative. Previously, he taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.