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Opinion  /  Published 10.08.20

Breezy ride: Bicycle culture in India

A colleague who stays a few kilometres away from office has bought a bicycle, and is now cycling tens of kilometres within and without Calcutta regularly for all sorts of activities. Many people are n...
By Atanu Biswas in

Heritage  /  Published 18.12.18

Chandernagore is a hidden gem with a French past

Some members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to secure the history and revive the cultural heritage of Chandernagore are launching a tour to give visitors a feel of the town w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Renaming India plea to be treated as representation: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Centre should treat as a representation a plea which sought a direction to amend the Constitution and replace the word India with 'Bharat' or 'Hindustan'.The pl...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Why anti-colonial nationalism matters today

The concept of nationalism that informed India’s anti-colonial struggle was a unique and unprecedented idea. There were at least three ways in which it was the very opposite of the concept of nation...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Books  /  Published 28.01.19

When China and India were surprisingly similar

What China and India Once Were: The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future, Edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman, Penguin Viking, Rs 799...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.20

Blot on British rule in focus at Raj memorial

A monument to the Raj is hosting an exhibition on one of its worst atrocities. The exhibition titled Ways of Remembering Jallianwala Bagh and Rabindranath Tagore’s Response to the Massacre is being ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 17.01.19

Deborah Baker's The Last Englishmen is vast

The dramatis personae, presented at the beginning, is categorized into explorers of the Royal Geographical Society, English writers, London art crowd, Calcutta Parichay adda, relatives, nationalists a...
By Sujaan Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

The responsibility of transferring power

History from the perspective of great powers is different, and especially so in the case of departing great powers. Wavell, the penultimate British viceroy in India, sought parallels in history on the...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

World  /  Published 14.06.20

Two statues, two statutes

Scotland Yard has announced more than 100 people were arrested during Saturday night’s violent demonstrations in central London when white people from far-Right groups attacked the police who were l...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 22.03.19

Oxford scans its dark colonial past

An Oxford college is to appoint a research assistant to investigate what may be its own dark colonial past, in what looks like an act of mea culpa.In taking this action, St John’s College appears to...
By Amit Roy in London


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