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Indian History
Books  /  Published 07.01.19

The battle over the early Indians

Excerpted from Early Indians by Tony Joseph, published by Juggernaut, Rs 531...
By Tony Joseph in

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford in

Opinion  /  Published 24.05.19

Majoritarianism and its remedy

A bitterly fought, gruelling general election for the 17th Lok Sabha is over. Narendra Modi has won the contest hands down for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance. Once he ...
By Sugata Bose in

World  /  Published 22.01.19

British museums to relabel colonial treasures

The Koh-i-Noor diamond may never be given back to India, but there is now a chance that in the years to come it will be sent on a long loan providing there is a solemn promise to restore it to the Tow...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 28.12.19

At history meet, CAA backlash

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By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.19

Fresh push to protect Dum Dum’s treasure trove

Dum Dum, a 150-year-old municipality that was once the headquarters of Bengal Artillery and home to the country’s oldest cantonment, needs a fresh initiative to protect much of its built heritage. P...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

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

Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Where Gyan Prakash's Emergency Chronicles falters

However, after a careful reading of the 383 pages and the detailed Notes appended to them, the claim stands largely belied. The effort to weave links with earlier trends is somewhat laboured and canno...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 11.01.20

The battle of Plassey: Paving the way for the Empire

A battle begins differently for different people. “It was on a Thursday, the fifth of Shevval, in the year 1170,” the Siyar [the book Siyar-ul-Mutaqherin] heralds the battle with a flourish, “an...
By Sudeep Chakravarti in

Opinion  /  Published 06.12.19

History against sectarianism

In December 1947, the annual Indian History Congress was held in Bombay. The president-elect that year was Professor Mohammad Habib of the Aligarh Muslim University, a historian of early medieval Indi...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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