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Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure
India

Ravana in the Ram Rajya age: A look at cultures that revere the mythological figure

Several communities in India are resisting, both knowingly and unknowingly, the imposition of a universal telling of the Ramayana that seeks to deny their particular histories.

The Friday List: From a taxidermy workshop to a lecture on migrant cultures in early India, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a taxidermy workshop to a lecture on migrant cultures in early India, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC
Entertainment

Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC

Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh have expressed solidarity with people protesting against the CAA and NRC.

Row over RSS chief’s remarks overblown, the institution is only seeking to define Hindutva as pluralistic
India

Row over RSS chief’s remarks overblown, the institution is only seeking to define Hindutva as pluralistic

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat’s recent comments, that the organisation regards the entire 130 crore population of India as members of “Hindu society”, has come at a time when the country is witnessing large-scale protests over a legislation that critics say is ‘anti-Muslim’, ‘divisive’ and part of BJP’s ‘majoritarian project’.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Over 700 civil society members demand CAB's withdrawal in joint statement, ask govt not to 'betray the Constitution'
India

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Over 700 civil society members demand CAB's withdrawal in joint statement, ask govt not to 'betray the Constitution'

In the statement, they threw light on how 'the CAB 2019 tears to shreds the inclusive, composite vision of India that guided our freedom struggle,' and the execution of the bill would fundamentally alter the character of the Indian republic.

'More of us will speak every day': Cultural community deplores FIR against 49 celebs who wrote to Modi condemning 'lynchings'
India

'More of us will speak every day': Cultural community deplores FIR against 49 celebs who wrote to Modi condemning 'lynchings'

Over 180 members of the cultural community, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, cinematographer Anand Pradhan, historian Romila Thapar and activist Harsh Mander among others, condemned the FIR lodged against 49 celebrities for an open letter they wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Protesting sedition charge against peers, TM Krishna, Romila Thapar among 180 signees on open letter to PM Modi
Life

Protesting sedition charge against peers, TM Krishna, Romila Thapar among 180 signees on open letter to PM Modi

Among the 180 signatories are TM Krishna, Ranjit Hoskote, Romila Thapar, Mallika Sarabhai and Naseeruddin Shah, whose letter reads: 'More of us will speak every day. Against mob lynching. Against the silencing of people’s voices. Against the misuse of courts to harass citizens'.

Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical Association
Life

Ramchandra Guha receives Honorary Foreign Member prize from American Historical Association

Ramchandra Guha is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar.

Delhi's ethos is imperiled amid national exercise of erasing history, constructing homogeneous identity
India

Delhi's ethos is imperiled amid national exercise of erasing history, constructing homogeneous identity

The demand for Dr Romila Thapar's CV is not just a quotidian university procedure. It is a symbol of an entire city and nation at war with its own history, trying to erase particular aspects for constructing a homogeneous narrative

JNU-Romila Thapar row: Shashi Tharoor says varsity management doesn't understand a thing about education
India

JNU-Romila Thapar row: Shashi Tharoor says varsity management doesn't understand a thing about education

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor criticised the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration for asking historian Romila Thapar to submit her curriculum vitae.

Not just Romila Thapar, JNU administration asked CVs from 11 other emeritus professors to review their work
India

Not just Romila Thapar, JNU administration asked CVs from 11 other emeritus professors to review their work

The professor emeritus is an honorary position given to noted faculty members after their retirement

Bhima Koregaon arrests: SC rejects Romila Thapar's review plea seeking immediate release of five activists
India

Bhima Koregaon arrests: SC rejects Romila Thapar's review plea seeking immediate release of five activists

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by historian Romila Thapar seeking a review of the 28 September majority verdict by which the apex court had refused immediate release of five rights activists held in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.

Bhima Koregaon case: Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves taken into police custody after Pune court rejects bail plea
India

Bhima Koregaon case: Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves taken into police custody after Pune court rejects bail plea

Following the rejection of their bail pleas, Pune Police took Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves into custody.

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Bail plea of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira rejected by Pune court
India

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Bail plea of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira rejected by Pune court

Pune Sessions Court rejected the bail plea of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira who are three of the five activists arrested on 28 August in the Bhima Koregaon violence case

Bhima Koregaon violence: Pune sessions court to hear bail applications of three activists on 26 October
India

Bhima Koregaon violence: Pune sessions court to hear bail applications of three activists on 26 October

The five accused were arrested from various cities for their alleged involvement in the violence during the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle.