It is difficult to be completely impersonal about what happened in Mumbai last week. Some friends lost their near and dear ones to the mindless bullets of murderous terrorists. [...]Read the rest of Reflections on the future of Indian democracy.
Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007; 2000) and a co-editor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007).