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Cornelia Sorabji was dubbed an ‘Anglicised’ Indian—but she was not at home with the British
Who was Cornelia Sorabji? An imperialist, feminist or social reformer, she defies easy classification… She was a pioneer in many ways—the first woman barrister from India, the first woman graduate from Bombay University, the first woman in the world to read law at Oxford. She was the darling of the...
Why China’s challenge to the US is not sustainable
Given the stupendous growth of China over the past three decades, some believe that the last two centuries of Euro- and US-centric history have simply been an aberration. George Magnus, senior economic adviser at UBS Investment Bank, London, disagrees. While it is fashionable to forecast that the future belongs to that great Asian tiger,...
Those who hold China in wide-eyed admiration would be surprised by the terrible shape of its financial system
In 1974, Deng Xiaoping led a large Chinese delegation to a special session of the United Nations, a huge step for Communist China emerging from self-imposed isolation of decades. The story goes that just before departing for New York, the entire central government made a frantic...