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The colonial police force with prisoners of the Moplah riots | Wikimedia Commons

How Moplah ‘martrys’ of 1921 turned ‘jihadis of Taliban mindset’ & may now be dropped from ICHR text

From 'agrarian movement' and 'anti-imperialistic rebellion' to 'communal riots' targeted against Hindus, the Malabar Rebellion remains one of the most contentious episodes of India's history.
The Coast Guard ship named after Assamese freedom fighter Kanaklata Barua | Twitter | @IndiaCoastGuard

New Coast Guard ship honours teen patriot from Assam who died during Quit India Movement

ICGS Kanaklata Barua is named after a teen freedom fighter who led a group of around 5,000 people to hoist the Indian flag at a police station in Assam.
Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel at the inaugural session of an event held in New Delhi to commemorate the death anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar | Twitter: @prahladspatel

Savarkar raised issues of social importance before Gandhi did: Union minister

On Savarkar death anniversary, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel says the Hindutva icon hasn’t got credit in history for his work.
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How India protested when there was no WhatsApp or Instagram

From stickers in bathrooms to litho printing, Indians always found ways to protest.
A vendor hands Indian rupee banknotes to a customer at a stall in Chauta Bazaar in Surat, Gujarat

Arun Anand on Hedgewar’s freedom struggle, Naushad Forbes on reviving ‘animal spirits’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

If you opened the newspapers from 15 August 1947, here are the freedom ads you would see

Some ad-makers went out of their way to link their sales pitch to India’s freedom. It was clear everyone wanted a piece of the big event.
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No, Nehru didn’t hoist India’s first tricolour at Red Fort. And British flag wasn’t lowered

As part of celebrations on 15 August 1947, the Union Jack was to be lowered and Nehru to hoist the tricolour. But things changed at the last moment.

When Vande Mataram inspired many recording artistes to join India’s freedom movement

Besides patriotic songs, gramophone was also used to transmit messages from national leaders. Gandhi’s ‘Spiritual Message’ was recorded in 1931-32.
School children carrying Indian flags

Partition unified India in 1947, nationalism of today is slowly disintegrating us

Indian nationalism once inspired Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Sadly, nationalism today is part of the xenophobic wave sweeping the world.
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Dilip Kumar Roy, the Cambridge-educated elite who added melody to India’s freedom movement

On the musicologist’s 39th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at his rich musical legacy.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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