Still, I would raise one issue with Holsinger’s approach, which is best illustrated with an example. If we accept the Confessions of Saint Augustine as a sincere attempt at autobiography, then it is clear that Augustine had corporeal appetites that he felt needed to be controlled. But are the Confessions a sincere attempt at autobiography? […]

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However, the country’s left intellectuals will not be rushing to register their dismay at the state of this monument either. Nearly ten years ago, I wrote a piece in the Economic and Political Weekly entitled “The Gandhi Everyone Loves to Hate”, arguing that every constituency in India had a grievance with him. In the intervening […]

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