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Nov 01, 2019
A fascinating new history of Dara Shukoh delves into the life, ideas of Mughal scion who would have been kingAn immensely fascinating subject, Dara Shukoh was a modern intellectual: a practicing Sufi, scholar, theologian, poet, calligrapher, chronicler, builder, connoisseur of the arts, and an indefatigable evangelist of syncretic ideas that were centuries ahead of his time
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
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
Aug 02, 2019
How Meerut's Kali Paltan Mandir, launchpad for the Sepoy Mutiny, is a beacon of the city's rebellious spiritThe Augarnath temple, locally known as the 'Kali Paltan Mandir', has an interesting story behind its name. During British rule, the Indian soldiers in the regiment were called the ‘Kali Platoon’ (black army). Since the temple was located close to the soldiers’ quarters, it came to be called as the ‘Kali Paltan Mandir’, which eventually went on to become a launchpad for the Great Revolution of 1857.
May 14, 2019
Rajasthan govt's move to 'roll back BJP's changes' in history textbooks has academicians displeased, students resigned, parents worriedThe Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to change the biography of freedom fighter Veer Sarvarkar in the history textbooks of the state curriculum.
Apr 12, 2019
India's history of hate needs retelling; secular paradigm has its own problems and requires revisionA new secular paradigm should not be afraid to admit Hindu and Muslim identities have deep roots
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.
Feb 11, 2018
On Amish Tripathi's attempt to connect India's past, present, and the Brahminism of his Ram Chandra seriesIf Amish Tripathi’s enormous popularity means that a sizeable part of the educated class shares his attitudes, it could be a cause for alarm | #FirstCulture
Dec 08, 2017
Younger generation in India needs to focus on country's ancient knowledge: Dalai LamaTibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama on Friday said the younger generation needs to focus and learn more about the ancient knowledge.
Dec 01, 2017
Dillu Ram Kausari: The Hindu poet who composed eulogies for the Prophet MuhammadOver 40 of Dillu Ram Kausari's eulogies to Prophet Muhammad were compiled in a book called Hindu Ki Naat