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A. R. Venkatachalapathy

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The writer is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, and a member of the Board of Advisers of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. He is a historian and Tamil writer and has published widely on the social, cultural and intellectual history of colonial and postcolonial Tamil Nadu.

A Modern Secularism Crucial for India's Progress: David Washbrook

A leading British historian of colonial south India, David Washbrook, Research Professor in South Asian History, Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K., see

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Schizophrenic Attitude to Social Science Research on India : Washbrook

David Washbrook spoke to A.R. Venkatachalapathy on the status of university education and research in the U.K. Excerpts:

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The "Virtual Community" of Tamils

"The steady exchange of people, ideas and culture between the people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils around the world has built a virtual community, an