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About Antara Dev Sen

Antara Dev Sen is the founder and editor of The Little Magazine, published in Delhi and featuring essays, fiction, poetry, art and criticism.

Articles by Antara Dev Sen

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Shaking the 'foreign hand': a view from India

India has had a complicated relationship with the United States for most of its independent history. Things are better now - but Indians still do watch the election closely, fearing a return to old tensions.

India at 61: here's looking at you, kid!

"While we focus squarely on the sparkling economic giant, the cultural superstar and regional superpower, in the dark margins of our spectacular new India, our problems continue to fester and spill over." Antara Dev Sen reports on a dark period in India's democracy.

India's tsunami

The Indian government’s refusal of foreign aid to its devastated coastal and island regions reflects its aspiration to sit at the world’s top table. Antara Dev Sen on the national dimensions of a global tragedy.

The wrong America

Can America be good as well as great? In the fourth of our Letters to Americans series, Antara Dev Sen of India’s “The Little Magazine” writes to Dinesh D’Souza, author of “What’s so great about America”.

India's benign earthquake

The defeat of the ruling BJP by Sonia Gandhi’s Congress Party was followed by Sonia’s refusal to become prime minister. As Indians reel in amazement at their own democratic handiwork, Antara Dev Sen in Delhi makes sense of a political world turned upside down.
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