Narayani Basu

Author and Historian

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Narayani Basu is the bestselling author of V.P. Menon: The Unsung Architect of Modern India (Simon & Schuster India, 2020) and Allegiance: Azaadi & the End of Empire (Fifty Two Publications, 2022). A historian and foreign policy analyst, her current area of interest focuses on highlighting the less-known but key players behind the story of Indian independence, though she continues to write extensively on foreign policy for several acclaimed international publications. She lives in New Delhi. 

A People’s History of Conservation in India

For 600 years women have been at the heart of peaceful environmental protest in India. The Thar Desert stretches, like…