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Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

Jul 29, 2014

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser. #CultureDecoder #Ramayana #Hindutva #Ramachandra Guha #Devdutt Pattanaik #Mahabharat #open defecation #Dina Nath Batra #INdian COuncil of Historical research #ICHR #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Salil Tripathi #Y Sudershan Rao #Marxist version of history
Historians raise questions about ICHR's new boss Prof Y Sudershan Rao

Jul 14, 2014

Historians raise questions about ICHR's new boss Prof Y Sudershan Rao

Professor Y Sudershan Rao's appointment as chairperson of the ICHR has raised questions about Rao's academic credibility. #history #WhoIsThis #ICHR #Rao #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Indian Council for Historical Research #Romila Thapar #Marxist history
Are we scared to talk about the real India in textbooks?

Jul 07, 2014

Are we scared to talk about the real India in textbooks?

The secular vs communal anxiety around history textbooks sidesteps a bigger question. Do our textbooks answer the basic question India, especially a younger India, is asking - who are we? #India #BJP #Education #RSS #Indian schools #Textbooks #schools in India #Saffronisation of Education #Saffronisation. Rewriting History #Saffronisation of textbooks
Rewriting history: Modi critics calling it 'saffronisation' shows their guilt

Jul 05, 2014

Rewriting history: Modi critics calling it 'saffronisation' shows their guilt

Modi's critics are essentially admitting their own guilt by crying "saffronisation." You can rewrite history only if you admit there is one right version. There isn't one. The version before alleged "saffronisation" was also a rewritten one #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #history #Smriti Irani #RSS #school #Modi Govt #Sangh #Saffronisation. Rewriting History #ICHR
Forget about Brazil history, coach Jose Pekerman tells Colombia

Jul 04, 2014

Forget about Brazil history, coach Jose Pekerman tells Colombia

Colombia will not dwell on their dismal record against Brazil when they face the five-times champions in their World Cup quarter-final, coach Jose Pekerman said on Thursday. #Sports #Brazil #football #history #Coach #Colombia #FIFA World Cup 2014 #quarter-final #WC 2014 News #Jose Pekerman

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 30, 2014

Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History

Sunni extremists in Mosul have deemed historic sites, including tombs and shrines, heretical under Islamic law and have destroyed or plan to destroy them, leaving residents to mourn...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 29, 2014

When Santa Monica had nude sunbathing

I've been getting quite a bit of mail on the story I posted Monday about a new book that covers the history of Pacific Ocean Park, the amusement park on a pier that was the place to hang in the late 1950s and '60s... #Santa Monica #Pacific Ocean
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 29, 2014

'Pawn Star' Rick Harrison plans stores near famous shop

The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line... #Santa Monica #Pacific Ocean
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