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Jul 17, 2017
Saffron parties' campaign to rewrite Ramayana militates against India's cultural frameworkThe attempts by the trio of BJP, VHP and RSS to rewrite Ramayana militates against the core of Indian culture and tradition as it would mean de-legitimising a host of other extant versions of the epic
Dec 26, 2016
Mohenjodaro 'Dancing Girl' statue is Parvati, says ICHR's latest research paperThe latest research paper of the Indian Council of Historical Research published in the Hindi journal Itihaas states that the 'Dancing Girl' of Mohenjodaro is actually Goddess Parvati
Nov 27, 2015
Controversial ICHR chairman YS Rao resigns just 16 months into his tenure, cites 'personal reasons'Only 16 months into his tenure as chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Yellapragada Sudershan Rao has resigned from the post citing "personal reasons".
Nov 19, 2015
Indira Gandhi birth anniversary musings: Here's how PM Modi carries forward the Dynasty's legacyIt is clear that the BJP is quite comfortable with a Nehru-Gandhi legacy if it helps it in its own indoctrination agenda
Jun 24, 2015
Disheartened over scrapping of editorial board, advisory panel: ICHR member RavindranBreaking his silence, Gopinath Ravindran, who quit as member secretary of ICHR earlier this month, said he was "disheartened" over the Council's decision to scrap the editorial board and the advisory committee of the prestigious Indian Historical Review
Mar 02, 2015
Saffronising history? Members of RSS-backed outfit in re-constituted ICHR teamTwo office bearers of RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana (ABISY) and a former professor who unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha elections in Manipur last year on a BJP ticket candidate find place in the reconstituted team of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).
Jan 14, 2015
ICHR chief Sudershan Rao recommends RSS historians for top committeeThe intra-academia controversy that followed Sudershan Rao's appointment as ICHR chief is likely to repeat itself as Rao, has recommended names of three ABISY members for a top panel.
Nov 07, 2014
Whipping girl of the Right: Attack Romila Thapar's ideas, not her integrityBy suggesting that Romila Thapar’s opposition stems really from pique rather than principle, Swapan Dasgupta actually cheapens his own intellectual class as a whole.
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.
Jul 14, 2014
Historians raise questions about ICHR's new boss Prof Y Sudershan RaoProfessor Y Sudershan Rao's appointment as chairperson of the ICHR has raised questions about Rao's academic credibility.