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Oct 22, 2019
Laal Kaptaan’s textured portrayal of warrior ascetics brings a new, much-needed focus to an obscure historyAlthough the presence of warrior ascetics has been known in some quarters, it has variously been attributed to the advent of Islam and the depredations of Muslim rule in the subcontinent
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.
Oct 08, 2019
Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical AssociationRamchandra Guha is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar.
Sep 20, 2019
William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India CompanyWilliam Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley
Sep 19, 2019
After Hindi Diwas, time to historicise the language and the ‘federal’ republic that celebrates itAs the shrill celebration of Hindi Diwas comes to a quiet end, it is useful to remember that Hindi, contrary to its projection as the timeless linguistic spirit of the Indian nation, has a history.
Aug 27, 2019
DU 8th cut off list 2019: Eighth list of selected candidates out on du.ac.in for UG courses in Economics, English, History, Pol Science, Hindi and BComAt Hindu College, BA (Honours) Economics is available at a cut-off of 97.62 percent, while at Daulat Ram College, same course is available at a cut-off of 95.75 percent
Aug 26, 2019
Prof Arvind Sharma on how history suggests religious tolerance leads to peace, prosperityProf Arvind Sharma's latest book is a comprehensive and encyclopedic survey of the concept of tolerance in the texts, philosophies and histories of ten major religions.
Aug 09, 2019
As Volkswagen ceases production of Beetle, Mumbai's 'Bug' aficionados share memories of iconic carOn 10 July, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the company's assembly line in Mexico. The iconic car had been in production since 1938 and has enamoured generations of car lovers across the globe.
Jul 14, 2019
Eleanor of Aquitaine to Lady Hao, what big history says about how royal women exercise powerAnthropologist Paula Sabloff has compared the roles and political clout of royal women in eight premodern societies spanning five continents and more than 4,000 years in a recently published paper
Jul 08, 2019
Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather ForecastingNCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.