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India  /  Published 03.10.21

Art historian Jerry Losty dies in London

“But neither he nor the body of work he published will be forgotten. His writings on the Udaipur Ramayana, the nearly forgotten but immensely talented painter Sita Ram, and — lately &mdash...
By Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.08.21

Historian slams bid to misuse Partition memories

The tweet drew criticism from many quarters. The statement was seen as an attempt at reopening old wounds and polarising people, especially in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. A...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.21

Empress of Ancient Indian Studies

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By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

India  /  Published 16.06.21

Archives: historians want answers

The change of land use status of the plot where a part of the National Archives of India is going to be demolished under the Central Vista project has raised concerns among historians w...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.02.21

Retold: The ‘Hari Vasudevan story’

Trip to remember A documentary film on an expedition that Vasudevan directed, titled Footsteps of Afanasii Nikitin, was screened at Gorky Sadan on Thursday. The film is the record of an expedition o...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.02.19

Simon Sebag Montefiore doesn't serve history cold

Montefiore is a super prolific writer. He is also part of the UK power set with a Royal connection. His in-laws, the Palmer-Tomkinsons, are friends of Prince Charles — skiing companions according to...
By Upala Sen

Books  /  Published 28.02.19

Right time to read Radha Kumar's book on Kashmir

At a particularly dark hour in the frayed relationship between India and Pakistan, it would make sense for the hounds of war— politicians and television anchors — to go through Radha Kumar’s mag...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.20

Amiable master of historian’s craft

History professor Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, remembers historian Hari Vasudevan who passed away on Sunday.To write something about the passing of Professor Hari Vasudevan, m...
By Suranjan Das in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.18

WWI historian revives India’s memories

The colour of World War I memory is no longer exclusively white. In the past four years leading up to Armistice Day on November 11, the role played by the four million-plus non-white soldiers and auxi...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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