Romila Thapar
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 13.01.20

Economist to give up JNU emeritus status

Economist Amit Bhaduri is returning his emeritus professorship at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The economist had written to JNU vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar, informing him of the decision.I...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.19

We need more dissent, says Romila Thapar

The historian, Romila Thapar, made some sharp observations on MK Gandhi’s relevance to modern times at an academic gathering at Cambridge University last week. She acknowledged that people today can...
By Amit Roy in

India  /  Published 10.10.19

US ‘concern’ over Romila

The American Historical Association has expressed “deep concern” at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s decision to review historian Romila Thapar’s position as professor emerita and suggested that ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.10.19

Letter to PM: More celebs condemn FIR

Over 180 members of the cultural community, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, cinematographer Anand Pradhan, historian Romila Thapar and activist Harsh Mander, among others, condemned the FIR lodged a...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Cow vigilantism, European edition

Sir — It was infuriating to read about the the manner in which Hindu right-wing organizations protested against the inclusion of beef on the menu of an Indian food festival in Frankfurt organized by...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.19

Teachers open our minds to otherness

Sir — A committee appointed by the Jawaharlal Nehru University has asked Romila Thapar, the renowned historian and emeritus professor, to submit her CV so that it can “evaluate” her work. The ef...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.19

This government is frankly anti-knowledge

The Narendra Modi-led government is very insistent about the superiority of ancient India. One of the features of that period is respect for teachers. Surprisingly, respect for teachers, for learning ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 02.09.19

JNU’s MIT and Princeton parallel questioned

Jawaharlal Nehru University has sought to draw a parallel with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University to defend its decision to review historian Romila Thapar’s honorary ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.09.19

No move to discontinue Professor Emeritus status, says JNU

The HRD ministry on Monday clarified that there is no move by the JNU to discontinue anyone's Professor Emeritus status following media reports that the university had asked for the CV of hi...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi


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