The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered in Chennai. It was started as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889, it is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India with average qualifying sales of 1.21 million copies as of Jan–Jun 2017. The newspaper and other publications in The Hindu Group are owned by a family-held company and Sons Ltd; the newspaper employed over 1,600 workers and annual turnover reached $200 million according to data from 2010. Most of the revenue comes from subscription; the Hindu became, in 1995. As of March 2018, The Hindu is published from 21 locations across 11 states: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Noida, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli, Mohali, Kozhikode, Tirupati and Patna; the Hindu was founded in Madras on 20 September 1878 as a weekly newspaper, by what was known as the Triplicane Six consisting of 4 law students and 2 teachers:- T. T. Rangacharya, P. V. Rangacharya, D. Kesava Rao Pantulu and N. Subba Rao Pantulu, led by G. Subramania Iyer and M. Veeraraghavacharyar, a lecturer at Pachaiyappa's College.
Started in order to support the campaign of Sir T. Muthuswamy Iyer for a judgeship at the Madras High Court and to counter the propaganda against him carried out by the Anglo-Indian press, The Hindu was one of the many newspapers of the period established to protest the policies of the British Raj. About 100 copies of the inaugural issue were printed at Srinidhi Press, Georgetown on one rupee and twelves annas of borrowed money. Subramania Iyer became the first editor and Veera Raghavacharya, the first managing director of the newspaper; the paper was printed from Srinidhi Press but moved to Scottish Press to The Hindu Press, Mylapore. Started as a weekly newspaper, the paper became a tri-weekly in 1883 and an evening daily in 1889. A single copy of the newspaper was priced at four annas; the offices moved to rented premises at 100 Mount Road on 3 December 1883. The newspaper started printing at its own press there, named "The National Press,", established on borrowed capital as public subscriptions were not forthcoming.
The building itself became The Hindu's in 1892, after the Maharaja of Vizianagaram, Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, gave The National Press a loan both for the building and to carry out needed expansion. The Hindu was liberal in its outlook and is now considered left leaning, its editorial stances have earned it the nickname, the'Maha Vishnu of Mount Road'. "From the new address, 100 Mount Road, to remain The Hindu's home till 1939, there issued a quarto-size paper with a front-page full of advertisements—a practice that came to an end only in 1958 when it followed the lead of its idol, the pre-Thomson Times —and three back pages at the service of the advertiser. In between, there were more views than news." After 1887, when the annual session of Indian National Congress was held in Madras, the paper's coverage of national news increased and led to the paper becoming an evening daily starting 1 April 1889. The partnership between Veeraraghavachariar and Subramania Iyer was dissolved in October 1898.
Iyer quit the paper and Veeraraghavachariar became the sole owner and appointed C. Karunakara Menon as editor. However, The Hindu's adventurousness began to decline in the 1900s and so did its circulation, down to 800 copies when the sole proprietor decided to sell out; the purchaser was The Hindu's Legal Adviser from 1895, S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, a politically ambitious lawyer who had migrated from a Kumbakonam village to practise in Coimbatore and from thence to Madras. In the late 1985s, when its ownership passed into the hands of the family's younger members, a change in political leaning was observed. Worldpress.org lists The Hindu as a left-leaning independent newspaper. Joint managing director N. Murali said in July 2003, "It is true that our readers have been complaining that some of our reports are partial and lack objectivity, but it depends on reader beliefs." N. Ram was appointed on 27 June 2003 as its editor-in-chief with a mandate to "improve the structures and other mechanisms to uphold and strengthen quality and objectivity in news reports and opinion pieces", authorised to "restructure the editorial framework and functions in line with the competitive environment".
On 3 and 23 September 2003, the reader's letters column carried responses from readers saying the editorial was biased. An editorial in August 2003 observed that the newspaper was affected by the'editorialising as news reporting' virus, expressed a determination to buck the trend, restore the professionally sound lines of demarcation, strengthen objectivity and factuality in its coverage. In 1987–88, The Hindu's coverage of the Bofors arms deal scandal, a series of document-backed exclusives, set the terms of the national political discourse on this subject; the Bofors scandal broke in April 1987 with Swedish Radio alleging that bribes had been paid to top Indian political leaders and Army officers in return for the Swedish arms manufacturing company winning a hefty contract with the Government of India for the purchase of 155 mm howitzers. During a six-month period, the newspaper published scores of copies of original papers that documented the secret payments, amounting to $50 million, into Swiss bank accounts, the agreements behind the payments, communications relating to the payments and the crisis response, other material.
The investigation was led by a part-time correspondent of The Hindu, Ch
Professor is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of the highest rank. In most systems of academic ranks the word "Professor" only refers to the most senior academic position, sometimes informally known as "full professor". In some countries or institutions, the word professor is used in titles of lower ranks such as associate professor and assistant professor; this colloquial usage would be considered incorrect among most other academic communities. However, the unqualified title Professor designated with a capital letter refers to a full professor in English language usage. Professors conduct original research and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in their fields of expertise. In universities with graduate schools, professors may mentor and supervise graduate students conducting research for a thesis or dissertation.
In many universities,'full professors' take on senior managerial roles, leading departments, research teams and institutes, filling roles such as president, principal or vice-chancellor. The role of professor may be more public facing than that of more junior staff, professors are expected to be national or international leaders in their field of expertise; the term "professor" was first used in the late 14th century to mean "one who teaches a branch of knowledge". The word comes "...from Old French professeur and directly from Latin professor'person who professes to be an expert in some art or science. As a title, "prefixed to a name, it dates from 1706"; the "hort form prof is recorded from 1838". The term "professor" is used with a different meaning: "ne professing religion; this canting use of the word comes down from the Elizabethan period, but is obsolete in England." A professor is an accomplished and recognized academic. In most Commonwealth nations, as well as northern Europe, the title professor is the highest academic rank at a university.
In the United States and Canada, the title of professor applies to most post-doctoral academics, so a larger percentage are thus designated. In these areas, professors are scholars with doctorate degrees or equivalent qualifications who teach in four-year colleges and universities. An emeritus professor is a title given to selected retired professors with whom the university wishes to continue to be associated due to their stature and ongoing research. Emeritus professors do not receive a salary, but they are given office or lab space, use of libraries, so on; the term professor is used in the titles assistant professor and associate professor, which are not considered professor-level positions in all European countries. In Australia, the title associate professor is used in place of the term reader as used in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. Beyond holding the proper academic title, universities in many countries give notable artists and foreign dignitaries the title honorary professor if these persons do not have the academic qualifications necessary for professorship and they do not take up professorial duties.
However, such "professors" do not undertake academic work for the granting institution. In general, the title of professor is used for academic positions rather than for those holding it on honorary basis. Professors are qualified experts in their field who perform some or all the following tasks: Managing teaching and publications in their departments. Other roles of professorial tasks depend on the institution, its legacy, protocols and time. For example, professors at research-oriented universities in North America and at European universities, are promoted on the basis of research achievements and external grant-raising success. Many colleges and universities and other institutions of higher learning throughout the world follow a similar hierarchical ranking structure amongst scholars in academia. A professor earns a base salary and a range of benefits. In addition, a professor who undertakes additional roles in their institution earns additional income; some professors earn additional income by moonlighting in other jobs, such as consulting, publishing academic or popular press books, giving speeches, or coaching executives.
Some fields give professors more opportun
The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin
The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin is an autobiography of anthropologist Verrier Elwin published by Oxford University Press. The book was published posthumously in May three months after the death of Elwin, it was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965. Jonathan Cape and Hutchinson were interested in publishing Elwin's autobiography and had sent letters to Elwin but he decided to approach Oxford University Press. For book's title, Elwin requested his publisher R. E. Hawkins of Oxford University Press for suggestions and Hawkins put forward twenty-five different alternatives including Pilgrim's Way to NEFA, From Merton to Nongthymai, Khadi and Gown, Into the Forests, Over the Hills, Anthropologist at Large, Philanthropologist, No Tribal Myth, My Passage to Tribal India, but they finalized the title The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin, "to make evident primary loyalty and identification". The book was sent to press for the publication on 9 August 1963; when Elwin asked Hawkins for comments, Hawkins mentioned that the book does not reveal much about Elwin's personal life like "the struggle with Christianity, the rejection of civilization, the marriage to a tribal life, the final adoption of Indian citizenship."
He wrote to Elwin that the Western readers "would like to know far more than you tell him here about the reasons which led you to take these steps, the mental anguish that must have accompanied many of them". However, Elwin died on 22 February 1964 at the age of 61, before his autobiography could be published; the book was published posthumously in May 1964. The autobiography was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965; the citation for the award mentioned that the book is written "with sincerity and charm, revealing a mind in which Western and Indian idealism were uniquely blended" and called it an "outstanding contribution to contemporary Indian writing in English". Indian historian and writer Ramachandra Guha mentioned that after reading two of Elwin's books, The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin and Leaves from the Jungle: Life in a Gond Village, inspired him to do Ph. D. in sociology. Poet and critic Nissim Ezekiel noted that the autobiography is written with "great charm and persuasion" and further mentioned that " final position on all matters is made clear.
There is not a single ambiguous sentence in and yet dogmatic pronouncement in it". Kirkus Reviews mentions that "the descriptions of the Indian tribes are interesting enough, but the dose of home-spun personal philosophy is rather heavy", it was noted that Elwin's personal life is not much discussed in the book and there are larger gaps in the narrative. Guha, Ramachandra. Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, India. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 978-81-8475-756-9. Guha, Ramachandra. "Verrier Elwin". In Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna. An illustrated history of Indian literature in English. Orient Blackswan. P. 406. ISBN 978-8-178-24151-7
Frontline is a fortnightly English language magazine published by The Hindu Group of publications from Chennai, India. R Vijaya Sankar is the editor-in-chief of the magazine; as a current affairs magazine, it covers domestic and International news. Frontline gives a prominent place to various issues of development and hindrances in the Indian states. Apart from topics of politics and political economy, it covers a wide range of topics including Arts, cinema and English language. Frontline was first published in December 1984, it was intended to be a newspaper when it was started by the founders, they had differences in opinion regarding the content and intent of the publication and the magazine was sold to PL Investments Ltd, which sold it to The Hindu Group. Its regular contributors include known progressive writers such as C. P. Chandrasekhar, Praful Bidwai, R. K. Raghavan, Jayati Ghosh and Bhaskar Ghose. Aijaz Ahmad, a Marxist literary critic and political analyst contributes occasional essays on various topics.
Vijay Prashad, the Marxist historian, writes a regular "Letter from America" for the magazine, as well as reports on American issues. Frontline is noted for its serious coverage of issues; the magazine has made it a point to analyse issues related to the working classes, the unorganized sectors, tribal regions, etc. in India. Since, 1991, the magazine has opposed the economic reforms of successive governments comprising divestment in state owned corporations, opening of areas like telecom and insurance to private and foreign players among others. Regular correspondent, Dionne Bunsha received the Ramnath Goenka in 2007 for outstanding reporting in the field of environment and books. Journalist, P. Sainath, a frequent contributor to Frontline won the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award in the fields of creative arts and communication. Other journalists such as Asha Krishnakumar and Praveen Swami are recipients of prestigious awards in journalism, such as the Lorenzo Natali prize; the Hindu Business Line Official website
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University is a public university located in New Delhi, India. Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969 by an act of parliament, it was named after India's first Prime Minister. G. Parthsarthi was the first vice-chancellor. Prof. Moonis Raza was Rector; the bill for the establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru University was placed in the Rajya Sabha on 1 September 1965 by the minister of education, M. C. Chagla. During the discussion that followed, Bhushan Gupta, member of parliament, voiced the opinion that this should not be yet another university. New faculties should be created, including scientific socialism, one thing that this university should ensure was to keep noble ideas in mind and provide accessibility to students from weaker sections of society; the JNU Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 16 November 1966 and the JNU Act came into force on 22 April 1969. The Indian School of International Studies was merged with the Jawaharlal Nehru University in June 1970. Following the merger, the prefix "Indian" was dropped from the name of the School and it became the School of International Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
JNU has granted accreditation to the following institutions across the country. Research and Development Institutions Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow Raman Research Institute, Bangalore National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Gurgaon V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi. In addition, the university has exchange programmes and academic collaboration through the signing of MoUs with 71 universities around the world; the University has sent a proposal to set up a Center in Bihar.
The Indian Administrative Service trainee officers will be awarded an MA degree in Public Management from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. The JNU is infused with an intense political life on campus. Students that leave campus are said to acquire a "permanently changed outlook on life" as a result of the student politics; the politicisation of campus life has led to a refusal to brush under the carpet social issues such as feminism, minority rights and economic justice. All such issues are debated fiercely in informal gatherings; the JNU student politics is left-of-centre though, in recent years, right-wing student groups have entered the field. Political involvement is "celebratory in spirit." The student union elections are preceded by days of debates and meetings, keeping all students involved. The JNU has the reputation of an "unruly bastion of Marxist revolution." However, the student activists deny the charge, stating that the politics at JNU is issue-based and intellectual. The university is known for its alumni who now occupy important political and bureaucratic positions.
In part, this is because of the prevalence of Left-Centric student politics and the existence of a written constitution for the university to which noted Communist Party of India leader Prakash Karat contributed exhaustively during his education at JNU. On 24 October 2008 the Supreme Court of India stayed the JNU elections and banned the JNUSU for not complying with the recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee. After a prolonged struggle and multi-party negotiations, the ban was lifted on 8 December 2011. After a gap of more than four years, interim elections were scheduled again on 1 March 2012. Following the election results declared on 3 March 2012, All India Students Association candidates won all four central panel seats and Sucheta De, the president of AISA became the president of JNUSU. In April 2000, two army officers who disturbed an Indo-Pak mushaira at the JNU campus were beaten up by agitated students; the officers were angered by anti-war poems recited by two Pakistani poets and disrupted the mushaira.
They were enraged at the recited lines of a poem by progressive Urdu poetess, Fahmida Riaz Tum bhi bilkul hum jaise nikle and interpreted the lines as a criticism of India. One of them started to shout anti-Pakistan slogans; when the audience asked for silence, one of them pulled a gun. They were overpowered by security and beaten by students, though not injured; the Indian Army denied the charges and it was reported that the two army officers were admitted in hospitals. A retired judge was appointed to probe the accusation. In 2010 a "JNU Forum Against War on People" was organised "to oppose Operation Green Hunt launched by the government." According to the NSUI national general secretary, Shaikh Shahnawaz, the meeting was organised by the Democratic Students Union and All India Students Association to "celebrate the killing of 76 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh." Shaikh Shahnawaz stated that "they were shouting slogans like'India murdabad, Maovad zindabad'." NSUI and ABVP activists undertook a march against this meeting, "which was seen as an attempt to support the Naxalites and celebrate the massacre," whereafter the various parties clashed.
The organisers of the forum said that "the event had nothing to do with the killings in Dantewada" In 2015, the JNU Student's Union and the All India Students Association objected to efforts to create instructi
Mulk Raj Anand
Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society. One of the pioneers of Indo-Anglian fiction, he, together with R. K. Narayan, Ahmad Ali and Raja Rao, was one of the first India-based writers in English to gain an international readership. Anand is admired for his novels and short stories, which have acquired the status of being classic works of modern Indian English literature, noted for their perceptive insight into the lives of the oppressed and their analysis of impoverishment and misfortune, he is notable for being among the first writers to incorporate Punjabi and Hindustani idioms into English and was a recipient of the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan. Born in Peshawar, Anand studied at Khalsa College, graduating with honours in 1924, before moving to England, while working in a restaurant because of poverty, he attended University College London as an undergraduate and Cambridge University, earning a PhD in Philosophy in 1928, his dissertation being "Bertrand Russell and the English empiricists."
During this time he forged friendships with members of the Bloomsbury Group. He spent some time in Geneva, lecturing at the League of Nations' School of intellectual corporation. Anand met an English actress, Kathleen Gelder, whom he married in 1939, they had Sushila. In 1948, they divorced. Anand's literary career was launched by family tragedy, instigated by the rigidity of the caste system, his first prose essay was a response to the suicide of an aunt, excommunicated by her family for sharing a meal with a Muslim woman. His first main novel, published in 1935, was a chilling expose of the day-to-day life of a member of India's untouchable caste, it is the story of a single day in the life of Bakha, a toilet-cleaner, who accidentally bumps into a member of a higher caste. Bakha searches for salve to the tragedy of the destiny into which he was born, talking with a Christian missionary, listening to a speech about untouchability by Mahatma Gandhi and a subsequent conversation by two educated Indians, but by the end of the book Anand suggests that it is technology, in the form of the newly introduced flush toilet that may be his savior by eliminating the need for a caste of toilet cleaners.
This simple book, which captured the puissance of the Punjabi and Hindi idiom in English was acclaimed and Anand won the reputation of being India's Charles Dickens. The introduction was written by his friend, E. M. Forster, whom he met while working on T. S. Eliot's magazine Criterion. Forster writes: "Avoiding rhetoric and circumlocution, it has gone straight to the heart of its subject and purified it." Anand, who in the 1930s and'40s spent half his time in London and half in India, was drawn to the Indian independence movement. During his time in London, he wrote propaganda on behalf of the Indian cause alongside India's future Defence Minister V. K. Krishna Menon, while trying to make a living as a novelist and journalist. At the same time, he supported freedom elsewhere around the globe and travelled to Spain to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War though his role in the conflict was more journalistic than military, he spent World War II working as a scriptwriter for the BBC in London, where he became a friend of George Orwell.
Orwell penned a favourable review of Anand's 1942 novel The Sword and the Sickle and remarked that "although Mr. Anand's novel would still be interesting on its own merits if it had been written by an Englishman, it is impossible to read it without remembering every few pages, a cultural curiosity," adding that the growth "of an English-language Indian literature is a strange phenomenon", he was a friend of Picasso and had Picasso paintings in his collection. Anand returned to India in 1946, continued with his prodigious literary output there, his work includes poetry and essays on a wide range of subjects, as well as autobiographies and short stories. Prominent among his novels are The Village, Across the Black Waters, The Sword and the Sickle, all written in England, Coolie, The Private Life of an Indian Prince the most important of his works written in India, he founded a literary magazine and taught in various universities. During the 1970s, he worked with the International Progress Organization on the issue of cultural self-comprehension of nations.
His contribution to the conference of the IPO in Innsbruck in 1974 had a special influence on debates that became known under the phrase of "Dialogue Among Civilizations". Anand delivered a series of lectures on eminent Indians including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Rabindranath Tagore, commemorating their achievements and significance and paying special attention to their distinct brands of humanism, his 1953 novel The Private Life of an Indian Prince was more autobiographical in nature. In 1950 Anand embarked on a project to write a seven-part autobiography, beginning in 1951 with Seven Summers. One part, Morning Face, won him the Sahitya Akademi Award. Like much of his work, it contains elements of his spiritual journey as he struggles to attain a higher sense of self-awareness. Anand, associated with Communism, used his novels to make broad attacks on various elements of India's social structure and on British rule in India. Anand married Shirin Vajifdar, a Parsi classical dancer from Bombay.
Anand died of pneumonia in Pune on 28 September 2004 at the age of 98. Untouchable Coolie Two Leaves and a Bud The Village Across the Black Waters
Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer whose research interests include environmental, political and cricket history. He is a columnist for The Telegraph and Hindustan Times. A regular contributor to various academic journals, Guha has written for The Caravan and Outlook magazines. For the year 2011–12, he held a visiting position at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, his latest book is Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, the second part of the planned two-volume biography of M. K. Gandhi, it is a follow-up to the acclaimed Gandhi Before India. His large body of work, covering a wide range of fields and yielding a number of rational insights, has made him a significant figure in Indian historical studies, Guha is valued as one of the major historians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, he was appointed to BCCI's panel of administrators by the Supreme Court of India on 30 January 2017, only to resign in July of the same year.
Guha was born on 29 April 1958 at Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, where his father Subramaniam Ramdas Guha worked at the Forest Research Institute, his mother was a high-school teacher. While he should have been named Subramaniam Ramachandra in keeping with Tamil name-keeping norms, his teachers at school while registering his name during admission, were not familiar with these and he came to be called Ramachandra Guha, he grew up on the Forest Research Institute campus. Guha studied at The Doon School. At Doon, he was a contributor to the school newspaper The Doon School Weekly, edited a publication called History Times along with Amitav Ghosh to become a noted writer, he graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1977, completed his master's in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, he enrolled at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he did a fellowship programme on the social history of forestry in Uttarakhand, focusing on the Chipko movement.
It was published as The Unquiet Woods. Between 1985 and 2000, he taught at various universities in India and North America, including the University of California, Yale University, Stanford University and at Oslo University, at the Indian Institute of Science. During this period, he was a fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in Germany. Guha moved to Bangalore, began writing full-time, he served as Sundaraja Visiting Professor in the Humanities at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2003. He is managing trustee of the New India Foundation, a nonprofit body that funds research on modern Indian history. Guha was appointed the Philippe Roman Chair of International Affairs and History at the London School of Economics for 2011–12, succeeding Niall Ferguson. Guha has authored the chapter The VHP Needs To Hear The Condemnation Of The Hindu Middle Ground in the book Gujarat: The making of a tragedy, edited by Siddharth Varadarajan and published by Penguin; the book is about the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Guha is the author of India after Gandhi, published by Macmillan and Ecco in 2007. This book has been translated into Hindi in two volume namely "Bharat: Gandhi Ke Baad" and "Bharat: Nehru Ke Baad" and published by Penguin; the Tamil version of the book is published in the name "இந்திய வரலாறு காந்திக்குப் பிறகு" by Kizhakku and translated by R. P. Sarathy; the Bengali version of the book is published in the name "গাঁধী-উত্তর ভারতবর্ষ" by Ananda Publishers Private Limited and translated by Ashish Lahiri. Guha published a collection of essays titled'Patriots and Partisans' in November 2012. In October 2013, he published Gandhi Before India, the first part of a planned two-volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi which describes life from his childhood to the two decades in South Africa. Another collection of essays under the title Democrats and Dissenters was released in September 2016. Guha has authored books on a diverse range of subjects including Cricket, Politics, etc. In 2018, Guha published Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948, completing his three-volume history of modern India.
Guha has written extensively on cricket in both his capacity as a historian. His research into the social history of Indian cricket culminated in his work'A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian history of a British Sport' in 2002; the work charts the development of cricket in India from its inception during the British Raj to its position in contemporary India as the nations favourite pastime. A self-confessed'cricket tragic', Guha is an outspoken commentator on the Indian national cricket team, being vociferous in his opinions on current captain, Virat Kohli. In July 2017 Guha stepped down from his position as a BCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in India administrator, citing personal reasons. Guha has two children. On December 10, 2018, Guha took down a post on Twitter of him eating beef, he tweeted: "I have deleted the photo of my lunch in Goa. I do wish however to again highlight the absolute hypocrisy of the BJP in the matter of beef, to reiterate my own belief that humans must have the right to eat and fall in love as they choose."
His essay, "Prehistory of Community Forestry in India", was awarded the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society for Environmental History for 2001. "A Corner of a Foreign Field" was awarded the Daily Telegraph Cricket Society Boo