Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicHistory

Topic: History

Learning, not avenging history – Why India needs rethink on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

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Non-BJP Hindu writers are correcting Nehruvian history. With little space for modern Muslims

Recent books by authors like Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma invoke Hindu subjugation by Muslims to construct a ‘real’ history of India.

India’s textbooks were written with Nehru in mind. It rejected the past

In ‘The Great Hindu Civilisation’, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma writes that India’s history books made little mention of great Hindu kings like Krishnadevaraya or of Raja Chola I.

India’s history is in danger. Budding historians must become vigilant guardians of the past

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

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

Aryans or Harappans—Who drove the creation of caste system? DNA holds a clue

In ‘Indians’, Namit Arora writes that scientists trace the earliest instances of endogamy in the subcontinent to the first millennium BCE.

Liberal intellectuals lack popular political language against Hindutva. That’s just lazy

I respond to four criticisms thrown at me. I am not defending my article. I want to expand the debate.

Egypt excavates 3000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ in Luxor, complete with a bakery & cemetery

Formally called Rise of Aten, the town dates back to reign of King Amenhotep III, who ruled between 1391 & 1353 BCE. Discovery considered most significant find since Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Women ran the beer industry — then witch rumours poured in

From the Vikings to the Egyptians, women brewed beer both for religious ceremonies and to make a practical, calorie-rich beverage for the home.

Should museums be woke? Europe’s war against ‘negativity’

Students, curators and museums in Europe and the US are digging up their own history. But national pride is coming in the way of justice.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

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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