Faisal Devji

Faisal Devji is professor of Indian History and fellow of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (Harvard University Press, 2013).


Destroyed by Truth

Tridip Suhrud's careful work on Gandhi's "Autobiography" helps readers understand the man's experiments with the truth and the self....

The Art of Nameless Violence

"At the moment, it seems as if only Muslim countries in whose wars the West is involved can produce artists for the global market."...

The Anatomy of a Massacre

There was something new about the Karachi killings, not least because they targeted a community that hadn't previously been on the frontline of religious conflict....

Mystical Assassinations

Macbeth is the most political of Shakespeare’s heroes because he kills his king not out of hatred, envy, or even ambition, but to gain power for its own sake. He pursues this abstract aim like a somnambulist, following the logic of politics, in its purest form, to a tragic end....

Mystical Assassinations
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