Indian History
West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.19

Fresh push to protect Dum Dum’s treasure trove

The effort is to make people aware of the importance and significance of the locality on the city’s fringes...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 17.11.18

How East India Company colonised the Northeast

A book gets inside British colonisers’ mind and machinations for an overlooked history...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Where Gyan Prakash's Emergency Chronicles falters

The book claims to strip away the ‘myth’ that the Emergency was brought on by the then PM's desire to cling to power...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Death by apathy

The Bengal cyclone of 1876 is described by the author as the “worst calamity” of its kind in recorded history...
By Jhuma Sanyal

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

A culture of debate: Essays on Indian history

In Notes of Dissent: Essays on Indian History Kesavan Velutha drives home the indispensability of empirical strength and critical apparatus for delving into the past as an explanatory tool...
By Ranabir Chakravarti


Heritage  /  Published 01.06.19

The romantic story behind Odisha's Belgadia Palace

A 200-year-old palace in Odisha has a Bengal connection — a little-known love story ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Zoo visitors' cooperation is remarkable

People who are ignorant about animals are not necessarily indifferent to them...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

How can we decolonise museums?

It is undeniable that a large number of the objects in hallowed museum collections worldwide were acquired by plunder...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 04.05.19

Ira Mukhoty on retelling history the right way

I wanted to bring out the women’s influence and not just the men’s side of Mughal history, said the author...
By Ushnota Paul

Books  /  Published 02.05.19

Echoes from a quieter past

Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord is a must read for scholars who wish to explore the politics of Hindutva ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman


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