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All Things Policy: Why Don’t We Have Underwater Aircraft Carriers?

In the Second World War, Japan tried to develop a whole class of submarines that worked as small aircraft carriers. Why did the idea not catch on after 1945? Why do some military innovations reach a dead-end? Anirudh Kanisettti and...

All Things Policy: What the Second World War tells us about COVID-19

In the 1930s, the US was an inward-looking country struggling with a collapsing economy and spiralling unemployment. But by 1945, it was on the winning side of the Second World War, manufacturing thousands of vehicles and armaments per month. American...

Takshashila Discussion Document — COVID-19: Lessons from the US in the Second World War

By Sarthak Pradhan, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Pranav R. Satyanath Download the Discussion Document in PDF This document studies the rapid expansion of industrial capacity in the US during the Second World War to derive lessons for India’s response to the...

Takshashila Hosts Manu Bhagavan

The Takshashila Institution hosted a talk with Mr. Manu Bhagavan at their office in Ulsoor, Bangalore on 25 August 2016. Manu Bhagavan is a historian and a specialist on modern India, focusing on the twentieth-century late-colonial and post-colonial periods, with...