Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicColonialism

Topic: Colonialism

‘Casting the British as villains to make up heroic stories’ — Cambridge professor’s take on RRR

In scathing review published in The Spectator, Robert Tombs writes that the film ‘doesn’t record nastiness of 1920s British rule, but does reflect growing nastiness of today’s India’.

Who gets what, will it measure up — the complexities of colonialism reparations & compensations

It might be enough if schools and universities in the former colonial powers acknowledged in their curricula the reality of how they became wealthy, and at what cost to whom.

‘We are more, we are equal’: Story of Syed Mahmood, colonial India’s first Muslim HC judge

In ‘Syed Mahmood: Colonial India’s Dissenting Judge’, Mohammad Nasir and Samreen Ahmed chronicle how India’s first Muslim judge left an Eastern mark on the Western world.

India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There's no cut-off time to recover India's 'indigenous consciousness'—it's the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions.

India needs to get over its colonial hangover. Sardar Udham deserves to be part of Oscars

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Congress, Left, BJP – India striving to remake itself as settler colonialist: Amitav Ghosh

In ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, Amitav Ghosh writes that India’s forest lands have formed an internal ‘state of exception’ where normal functioning of laws is suspended.

Celebrate Tata, Premji philanthropy, but don’t pull down traditional charity of Indians

Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.

How palm oil became the world’s most hated and most used fat source

Palm oil is in everything — from cosmetics to food. Today there are enough oil palm plantations worldwide to cover an area larger than Kansas.

Indian colonial history not only about men. These Scottish women also played a part

Graves of women interred at the Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata shows the role they played in colonisation.

When it comes to British rule, rich, powerful Indians were complicit every step of the way

In ‘Peace, Poverty and Betrayal’, Roderick Matthews writes that the initial strategy of the British in India was ‘oblige and rule’.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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