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Books  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal: An incomplete account of a historical experience

Take, for instance, the essay on Sagar island and the marauders of the Sundarbans that explores the possibility of developing an ecological approach to border politics and the activities of those grou...
By Lakshmi Subramanian 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

Books  /  Published 03.06.20

An old, bitter contest over history and memory

When a ‘historic’ mosque built in the sixteenth century is brought down in the twentieth because people ‘remember’ it being the birthplace of a ‘legendary’ king in the hoary past, does tha...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in

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

Heritage  /  Published 02.05.20

The Sultan still swings

I have a friend who, as it turns out, is a mystic. She named her cat Tipu Sultan. It was only upon visiting Srirangapatna a few months ago, about half-an-hour away from Mysore, that I realised that T...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

This month, that year

Local2019: New Town gets a nine-hole golf course near Eco Park’s gate 6. The park had had a driving range since 2017, with 12 bays, but now experts, beginners and children can all book time and play...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 16.04.20

Pandemic archive for future historians

Sherri Denney was in the fourth day of quarantine in her home in Springboro, Ohio, when she thought about the toll the coronavirus was taking. She sat in her recliner chair and cried as the state’s ...
By Audra D. S. Burch/New York Times News Service in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.20

This month, that year

Local2019: New Town Kolkata Development Authority introduces waste segregation in phases from March 1. Residents start maintaining two bins — for kitchen and dry waste — and hand the contents to t...
By The Telegraph 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

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.20

Black History Month: remember them all

Remember them allFebruary is Black History Month, a celebration of the contributions of the African American community to society and its central role in the history of the United States of America. E...
By Suhashini Sarkar in


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