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Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

The attraction for spectacle explains the durbar’s appeal to leaders

Delhi has been synonymous with the durbar. The Mughals held court in the city for years. The Delhi durbar then changed hands with the British organizing the durbar three times to commemorate the succe...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

The Rani you never see in 'Manikarnika'

Tapti Roy is a historian and the author of Raj of the Rani and Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal: The Journey of Bidyasundar...
By Tapti Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

How can we decolonise museums?

Humans alone do not suffer moral dilemmas. Cultural institutions, such as museums, can be confronted with similar predicaments. Consider the decision by three major museums in Britain to ‘relabel’...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 17.11.18

How East India Company colonised the Northeast

As I walk down the long corridor that leads to the office of Sarmistha De, assistant archivist at the Directorate of State Archives, in north Calcutta, I notice piles of hardbound files. The pages pee...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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