Irfan Habib
India  /  Published 14.09.21

For BJP, Lenin is no bar

The BJP’s attempt to appropriate the legacy of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh to woo the powerful Jat community ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections is steeped in irony because the J...
By Pheroze L. Vincent

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.21

Paper trail: New UGC history course

It is getting predictable — the intellectual, ethical and professional surrender of various institutions to the agenda of the party in power at the Centre. The University Grants Commission has p...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 31.12.20

Call for scientific approach to history

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Need to look for truth: Historian

Looking for “factual truth” is the need of the hour when myths are increasingly being equated with history, Dipesh Chakrabarty, a professor of history at the University of Chicago, said on Monday....
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.08.19

Kashmiris betrayed: Historian Irfan Habib

Historian Irfan Habib has dubbed the scrapping of the Article 370 provision that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir as an “act of betrayal against the residents of Kashmir”.“Feigning d...
By Our Special Correspondent in Lucknow

India  /  Published 11.11.18

Shah a Persian word, change his name: Irfan Habib

Historian Irfan Habib has suggested that before renaming cities, the BJP should change the name of its president, Amit Shah, because his surname is of Persian origin.“Shah is a Persian word. And it ...
By Piyush Srivastava and Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.12.19

Cop action worse than colonial record: Habib

Historian Irfan Habib on Wednesday said the upsurge of public sentiment against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act reflects a struggle for the “idea of India as a modern state” and added that the pol...
By PTI in Aligarh

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Habib responds to governor: No fisticuffs, I’m 88

Historian Irfan Habib on Monday rejected the Kerala governor’s allegation that he had manhandled the dignitary’s aide de camp during the protest by academics at the inauguration of the Indian Hist...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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