Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicHistory

Topic: History

Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Hyderabad’s first mayor who led the renaissance of Telugu

The ‘Andhra Pitamaha’ was the first Telugu person to receive the Padma Bhushan. His legacy to 'enlighten' the masses lives on in Hyderabad.

China now loves archeology. It has more to do with politics than excavations

Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road is being established through excavations as well. China wants to prove the reach of its history – from Tibet to Central Asia.

Sufi mystics from 1370s changed Kashmir’s identity. But orthodoxy of 1970s is the challenge

In 'Kashmir at the Crossroads: Inside a 21st-Century Conflict' scholar Sumantra Bose presents an authoritative account of the Kashmir conflict.

Our pick of top 10 books in 2021

2021 saw a variety of books being published as life crawled back to normal from the pandemic. These are our top picks.

Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

Freeing Hindu Temples is a liberal idea against a hypocrite State

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

India vs NZ Test series sees four captains lead two sides for first time in 132 years

The series being played between India and New Zealand is the first Test rubber to feature four captains since England toured South Africa in 1889.

Govt and military owe India an authentic history of the 1971 Bangladesh War. Rest is mythology

Halos around personalities from the 1971 Bangladesh War victory have no sanctity. Myths and claims of self-aggrandisement must be debunked.

Politics over history and falsifying historical records fail India’s growth

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

How Mughal India celebrated Diwali — from ‘Akash diya’ to Red Fort

In ‘Shahjahanabad’, Rana Safvi writes about how the ‘Rang Mahal’ in Delhi’s Red Fort was lit up to celebrate Diwali.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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