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Dec 24, 2018
The British in India: Author David Gilmour on writing a social history of the Raj, overcoming stereotypes, debating the pastIn his latest book historian David Gilmour presents a social history of the British Empire in India, climbing down from the most glittering of personalities and the commonest names.
Dec 05, 2018
Muslim women of 20th century India are being celebrated through a history project that decimates stereotypesA new history project-cum-exhibition called Pathbreakers puts together the stories of 21 Muslim women who — the horrors of Partition notwithstanding — rose to prominence in modern, independent India.
Nov 08, 2018
Thugs of Hindostan's representation of the cult of 'Thuggee' may make for good cinema, but is bad historyThe so-called ‘thugs’ of colonial India lived, but not as excitingly as crime thrillers such as Philip Meadows Taylor’s novel and Thugs of Hindostan would like them to have lived
Oct 18, 2018
Maharana Pratap and Akbar: Despite lifelong enmity, the two adversaries had much in commonThe rivalry and conflict between Rajputs and Mughals, between Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar was not as tempestuous and bitter as it is made out to be today.
Sep 30, 2018
Podcast roundup: From No Such Thing As A Fish to Footnoting History, our pick of the best this weekHow do you pick the podcast that’s most worth your while? This is where our weekly curated playlist steps in; it’s a lowdown on the best episodes from a selection of podcasts that deserve a listen
Sep 19, 2018
Delhi Dialogues: An exhibition of archival photos traces everyday images of the city, and how it has changedThe Delhi Visual Archive, being built by the Centre for Community knowledge, Ambedkar University is a fine example of reclaiming this lesser seen – quite literally — side of Delhi's narrative.
Jul 26, 2018
Mumbai, past and present: An architect's study of the city through aerial photographs, rare guide booksRobert D Stephens takes aerial photographs of Mumbai, with the intent to provide a macro view of the city and appreciate its beauty
Jul 19, 2018
Meghalayan Age for dummies: Here's all you need to know about the geologic eraThe history of our planet now has a new chapter, the Meghalayan Age, that began 4,200 years ago.
Jul 15, 2018
Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religionMahmudabad spoke to Firstpost about the impact of literature and poetry on shaping political identity and the role of Muslim identity in Indian politics.
May 17, 2018
'Yanny' or 'laurel' debate explained: Where and how it began and why do some people hear it differently?The audio clip surprisingly comes from vocabulary.com for the word "laurel" which is the last place you can expect to hear something incorrectly.