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How an impoverished Marathi priest wrote an eyewitness account of 1857 revolt, and last days of Rani Lakshmibai
Arts & Culture

How an impoverished Marathi priest wrote an eyewitness account of 1857 revolt, and last days of Rani Lakshmibai

Vishnu Bhatt Godse's manuscript lay unpublished 25 years after he completed it, going into print only in 1907, the 50th anniversary of 1857. Titled Mazha Pravas (My Journey), the work is a fascinating up, close and personal narrative of historic events.

An inspiration to revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, remembering Kartar Singh Sarabha's supreme sacrifice
India

An inspiration to revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, remembering Kartar Singh Sarabha's supreme sacrifice

In 1915, before the mass struggles that characterised much of the 1920s were launched, another young man was executed by the British administration. All of 19, his sacrifice served as a trigger of sorts to many others. His name was Kartar Singh Sarabha.

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories
Arts & Culture

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories

Using her mother's story as the primary source for the non fiction, the human rights lawyer and Queen's Counsel crafts a meaningful prose that describes India's struggle for political independence alongside her mother's quest for her own freedom.

Pune's Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav dials down festivity amid COVID crisis, but legacy of city's pandals is undimmed
Lifestyle

Pune's Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav dials down festivity amid COVID crisis, but legacy of city's pandals is undimmed

From a handful of temple trusts, the sarvajanik ganeshotsav in Pune has transformed into a mega carnival boasting of nearly 3,000 public mandals attempting to outdo each other with countless lamps, lights and colour.

Remembering Muthulakshmi Reddy, doctor and feminist who led the battle against India's caste-based misogyny
India

Remembering Muthulakshmi Reddy, doctor and feminist who led the battle against India's caste-based misogyny

She was made the first member of the Women's Indian Association, and was subsequently nominated to the Madras Legislative Council.

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti 2019: All you need to know about the man who avenged Jallianwala Bagh massacre
India

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti 2019: All you need to know about the man who avenged Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter, famously or infamously assassinated the British administrator Michael O’Dwyer in 1940 to avenge the loss of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

In Jallianwala Bagh, 1919, Kishwar Desai documents little-known stories of events before and after the massacre
Life

In Jallianwala Bagh, 1919, Kishwar Desai documents little-known stories of events before and after the massacre

In her book, Kishwar Desai focuses on those accounts of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre which did not find a place in the mainstream narrative

Narendra Modi unveils statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram in Haryana's Rohtak district
India

Narendra Modi unveils statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram in Haryana's Rohtak district

Narendra Modi unveiled a 64-foot-tall statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram at his native village Sampla in Haryana's Rohtak district on Tuesday.

Kolkata then and now: Photographer Denis D Gray captures the City of Joy and its British-era buildings
Photos

Kolkata then and now: Photographer Denis D Gray captures the City of Joy and its British-era buildings

Kolkata was the seat of Britain's power in India until the capital was shifted to Delhi. Reminders of its colonial past remain, in the form of churches and old buildings

Lok Sabha passes two bills to repeal 245 laws including Calcutta Pilots Act, Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act
Politics

Lok Sabha passes two bills to repeal 245 laws including Calcutta Pilots Act, Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed two Bills to repeal 245 obsolete and archaic laws, including the 158-year-old Calcutta Pilots Act of 1859 and the 1911 Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act.

Shashi Tharoor: You can’t revenge yourself upon history, history is its own revenge
Life

Shashi Tharoor: You can’t revenge yourself upon history, history is its own revenge

Shashi Tharoor's new book — An Era of Darkness — examines the legacy of the British Empire in India

Everyone hates the British: How Tharoor's suave Oxford speech united a polarised India
India

Everyone hates the British: How Tharoor's suave Oxford speech united a polarised India

MP Shashi Tharoor’s video of a speech at an Oxford Union Society debate arguing that Britain owes reparations has gone viral, embraced on all sides of the political spectrum, earning Tharoor a nod from Modi-ji himself. (Though his party chief Sonia Gandhi is apparently miffed with him for not approving of the Congress’ gung-ho obstruction strategy in parliament.)

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech
Life

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech

Not only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union.We share with Britain a history of being oppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppression of democratic rights and the supplanting of our own culture to serve the British interests.

Why these Patna residents speak with a Scottish accent
World

Why these Patna residents speak with a Scottish accent

Unknown to many of us, Patna is also a Scottish village in East Ayrshire founded by William Fullarton who was born in the Indian city of Patna during the British rule.