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Dec 07, 2019
New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identityFor years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges of his endeavour, what the existence of such rich yet lost texts proves, and why these periodicals all eventually disappeared.
Oct 15, 2019
William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinentThrough William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.
Aug 15, 2019
Japan's new emperor Naruhito speaks of 'deep remorse' in first speech marking WWII, echoes language of his father AkihitoJapan's new emperor spoke Thursday of "deep remorse" over the country's wartime past in his first speech to commemorate the end of World War II since his enthronement in May
May 14, 2019
Uzma Aslam Khan on The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, imagining the unimaginable with historical fictionUzma Aslam Khan's fifth novel The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali is a sensitively crafted alternate perspective of history. In this interview, Khan talks about her inspirations and shares an excerpt from the book.
Apr 20, 2019
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress plays coy, why youths turn cow vigilantes, Sikhs through colonial lens; today's must-read storiesAlmost three weeks ago, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra dropped her first hint.
Jan 26, 2019
A parade of militarism, with no place for soldier or citizenSymbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess
Nov 09, 2018
100th anniversary of end of World War-I: Memory of Indian soldiers who took part should evoke rage against British EmpireBy valorising the sacrifices of Indian soldiers during World War-I, we insult the memories of those who resisted the empire—and exonerate those who sent soldiers to fight.
Oct 25, 2018
Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé wins the New Academy Prize for Literature 2018 for her bestselling novel, SeguMaryse Condé's works are most often set against the backdrops of slavery, colonialism, and exploitation
Apr 02, 2018
How Winston Churchill's bias against Indians led to one of the world’s greatest man-made disastersPlacing the tragedy that was the Bengal Famine of 1943 into the larger context of World War II, India’s freedom struggle and Winston Churchill’s legacy
Jan 22, 2018
What Sigmund Freud, psychoanalysis had to do with the British Empire's hold over India, coloniesHistorian Erik Linstrum spoke with us about the importance of Sigmund Freud's ideas and psychoanalysis to the Empire, and how these were applied in India | #FirstCulture