Romila Thapar
India  /  Published 01.09.19

JNU babus smarter than Benjamin Franklin

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the US and founded by Benjamin Franklin 276 years ago, selected historian Romila Thapar as its member in June.The prestigious society ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.08.19

JNU wants to see Romila Thapar's CV

Eminent historian Romila Thapar, who has been a strong critic of the Centre’s policies, has been asked by Jawaharlal Nehru University to submit her CV to allow it to decide if she should continue as...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

The question of Aryan identity

Which of us are Aryans? is a collection of five essays dealing with the politically volatile question of Aryan identity. Romila Thapar shows that the Sanskrit word arya (airiia in Old Iranian) did not...
By Kanad Sinha in

Books  /  Published 06.06.19

Commemorating historian Romila Thapar

The book under review -- Questioning Paradigms, Constructing Histories: A Festschrift for Romila Thapar -- is a festschrift in the truest sense of the term. It commemorates various aspects of the...
By Soumen Mukherjee in

India  /  Published 27.01.19

Gita Mehta’s stand ‘principled’ but elections a constant feature

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that the government of India should thi...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.10.18

SC junks review plea by civil liberties activists

A three-judge Supreme Court bench on Friday dismissed the review petition filed by civil liberties activists such as Romila Thapar seeking a court-monitored special investigation team probe into the a...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.18

India's parallel penal system

A parallel penal system which is outside the purview of judicial oversight, which is not accountable to anyone, and which can penalize anybody whom the political dispensation dislikes with total impun...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

We are destroying oceanic food chains

Sir — Over-exploitation has pushed fish populations worldwide to the brink. Besides freshwater fish, other aquatic species like crabs, sharks and octopuses are also getting depleted. Human greed has...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 17.08.18

Historian Romila Thapar goes beyond binaries

By Soumen Mukherjee in


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