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Indian History
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

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Death by apathy

In the course of evolution, the human race has confronted countless natural calamities, some causing irrevocable tragedy. The environment is, thus, an unfading condition dictating the reflexes of soci...
By Jhuma Sanyal in

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

A culture of debate: Essays on Indian history

Taking the cue from Homi K. Bhabha’s concern about “the fate of the arts and humanities the world over” in the face of the rush towards technological immediacy and professional instrumentality, ...
By Ranabir Chakravarti in

Heritage  /  Published 01.06.19

The romantic story behind Odisha's Belgadia Palace

For most tourists, Baripada is nothing more than a gateway to the Simlipal National Park, famous for its tigers and elephants, in Odisha. That there could be tucked deep within the small town an iride...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Zoo visitors' cooperation is remarkable

Sir — People throng to the zoo during the winter. But their merriment often turns into misery for the animals. They are disturbed, given food that is unsuitable for them and left traumatized. The au...
By The Telegraph 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

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Lying as a modern art

Had Oscar Wilde been alive today, he may have felt less disappointed. When he wrote “The Decay of Lying” exactly 130 years ago, he was deeply disturbed by people, writers especially, falling into ...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 04.05.19

Ira Mukhoty on retelling history the right way

Sit with author Ira Mukhoty for a few minutes, and you’re sure to get transported to another century, a different era. t2oS caught up with Ira for an exclusive chat during the Jaipur Literature Fest...
By Ushnota Paul in

Books  /  Published 02.05.19

Echoes from a quieter past

Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord By Valay Singh, Aleph, Rs 799 ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in


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