World  /  Published 04.07.20

Slavery: heat after comments

David Starkey, one of Britain’s most eminent but controversial historians, has been forced to resign as an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, after he had told a Right wing websi...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.20

Adopted victimhood

In the world that existed in my student days, Nigel Biggar, the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, would hardly have come remotely close to being described as...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

World  /  Published 30.04.19

Cambridge University in slave probe

After the example set by Oxford University and a number of big museums in Britain, it is now the turn of Cambridge to reach back into its past and conduct a searching inquiry into the university’s h...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

History wars reflect how Asia is changing

Differing interpretations of a treaty over half a century old, territorial claims and counter claims, anger on the streets, charged political rhetoric underwritten by a deep sense of historical wrong ...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Bihar labourers face pharaoh-like slavery in Haryana brick kiln

In the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, Egypt’s Pharaoh is said to have ordered his Jewish slaves to make bricks without straw. Those who didn’t make enough were beaten.Over 70 labour...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.20

A slave history

The strength of American narratives is such that contrarian perspectives usually remain muted, especially on the outside. Central to these narratives is the projection of a linear view of history begi...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in


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