Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicColonialism

Topic: Colonialism

What made Hindu and Muslim women take up prostitution? The British really wanted to know

In ‘Indian Sex Life’, Durba Mitra traces the colonial origins of modern thought and how women’s sexuality was seen as a space for state intervention.

Why 43% of British still think colonial empire was a good thing, and a source of pride

In ‘Time’s Monster’, Priya Satia writes how history helped the conscience of the British and made them think the colonial project was a good thing.

That Muslims enslaved Hindus for last 1000 yrs is historically unacceptable: Romila Thapar

The book ‘Inquilab: A Decade of Protest’ chronicles some of the most powerful speeches and articles by Kavita Krishnan, Romila Thapar, Kanhaiya Kumar, Mahua Maitra, and others.

In European history, the World Wars are seen as monstrous aberrations. They were not

In ‘Bland Fanatics’, Pankaj Mishra writes how books and films portray the pre-war years as an age of prosperity in Europe. But it was full of war, racism and genocide.

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Amidst hundreds of corpses, I passed my night, crying and watching’

As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.

Legendary author V. S. Naipaul passes away, PM & political leaders condole demise

Naipaul was a recipient of the Man Booker Prize in 1971, a knighthood for services to literature in 1990, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.

The sadistic British officer who was worshipped as a living god in India

John Nicholson's fearsome image led to his veneration as a great god and the formation of a religious cult.   

Global Pulse: The sermon at the Royal wedding that will go down in history

It is perhaps for the first time that a sermon given at the royal wedding will go down in history. Trump's latest targets are low-income women and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro continues his draconian reign. 

Global Pulse: A lesson for Trump from the Vietnam War, are women drivers Saudi Arabia’s ‘PR stunt’?

When the US found itself it the midst of a self-defeating war in Vietnam, its president knew that the country was headed for something ugly. 

Global Pulse: Sharifs could lose in their bastion in 2018, watch for Trump at UNGA

PML-N's vote share has been declining in its bastion since 2013, with a parallel increase in PTI's vote share, making a defeat for the Sharifs in NA-120 in 2018 possible.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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