Our Man In LSE
Next to the Booker Prize, the honour that most writers covet is a mention in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. For Ramachandra Guha, who is going to replace Niall Ferguson in the LSE chair this September, it was a double honour: he not only made it to the Guardian’s editorial page but has been declared the most worthy successor to the famed historian, professor, author, commentator and what not. Like Ferguson, Guha’s subjects are varied but unlike Ferguson, Guha didn’t train as a historian but as an economist. And in case you are wondering why Biblio’s claws are unusually missing this time, it’s because Guha happens to be one of Outlook’s most prestigious writers!