Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicHistory

Topic: History

ASI finds copper figures and weapons dating back 3,800 years in UP’s Mainpuri

ASI markings on similar antiquities discovered earlier in the western UP region, Sanauli, suggest that inhabitants of that time were possibly engaged in fighting.

A much-awaited cancer ‘miracle’, and the ‘Johnny Depp link’ to resort politics

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Sri Lanka wasn’t India’s backwater. Just look at its violent, religious medieval history

In some ways, Sri Lanka’s history is a laboratory where we can observe trends — from medieval state formation to modern religious and ethnic nationalism.

Sufism isn’t the peaceful Islamic sect you think it is. It grew behind the shadows of swords

Sufis ventured into only those territories where Islamic power was already established—they flourished under the shadow of emperors’ swords.

Aibak, Akbar, Aurangzeb—the Gyanvapi divide & why a controversial mosque has a Sanskrit name

Though the temple and mosque abut each other, their entry and exits differ. Their history is as complex as the ‘sacred landscape’ that is Varanasi.

Delhi’s ‘founder-king’ Anangpal at heart of Monuments Authority’s bid to ‘decolonise history’

Central body's efforts are aimed at shedding light on capital's 'Hindu-Sikh history overshadowed by Islamic invasions & British prejudices'. Similar projects are on across states.

Delhi University at 100: Staging ground of history, scholarly success & coffee-shop romances

Delhi University marks its centenary in May 2022. One of 40 central universities, DU is a big draw for students from across India & is counted as one of its premier institutions.

From Raj era to Pakistan wars & Kashmir — 4 Rajputana Rifles marks 200 years after Covid delay

4 Rajputana Rifles completed 200 years in 2020. Over its history, 4 Raj Rif’s designation has changed 10 times, besides 13 changes to its regimental crest.

Anandi Gopal Joshi — the first Indian woman to study western medicine, sponsored by Tilak

Anandi Joshi wanted to work for women 'who would rather die than accept at the hands of a male physician.' She got letters from Queen Victoria & Tilak.

Indian history without the Deccan is like European history minus France

In ‘Lords of the Deccan’, Anirudh Kanisetti writes that India was not about Gupta empire and Mughal rule only.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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