Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: History

India’s founders gave us our Constitution. We must prove to them that we can keep it

Indian Constitution is the sole flower in South Asia’s constitutional graveyard.

BJP and Congress use Tipu Sultan for politics but are shockingly ignorant of his history

Tipu Sultan is simply another useful historical figure onto whom contemporary political prejudices can be projected.

Aurangzeb protected more Hindu temples than he destroyed, says historian Audrey Truschke

Controversial Indologist Audrey Truschke says that many Hindutvawadis feel genuinely injured today by Aurangzeb's very existence and what they believe he did in the...

The ruin of Zafar Mahal: Mughal era’s last holdout is now a den of drug addicts and gamblers

The former Mughal palace has been subsumed by unauthorised constructions, and run over by drug addicts and gamblers.

India’s top 5 revenue generating monuments were all built by Muslim rulers

The Taj Mahal and 4 other monuments earned Rs 146.05 crore, more than half the total revenue generated by centrally-protected monuments, in 2017-18.

Lawrence Freedman’s book shows that thinking about the future of war has its own history

‘The Future of War’ tracks diverse themes through the long arc of modern warfare from mid-19th century to the present – and of course the future.

By aligning state board’s syllabus with NCERT, has Punjab’s history been subsumed by national history?

Experts weigh in on Punjab School Education Board decision to align its senior secondary history syllabus with NCERT's National Curriculum Framework 2005. The move has sparked a major controversy in the state.

Ramachandra Guha’s friends & fans are throwing an elaborate birthday party as he turns 60

The historian’s birthday at the end of April will be commemorated with much fanfare, with a ‘Festschrift’ in the pipeline.

The BJP wants to rewrite history so that its politics can be all about ideology

In a desperate rush to make factual history out of our grandmother's stories, these culture warriors denigrate something more powerful – power of imagination.

It’s time to end the many conspiracy theories over Subhash Chandra Bose’s death

Eleven different official and unofficial investigations show that Subhas Chandra Bose died due to the air crash while in a military hospital in Taiwan, 1945.

On Camera


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.


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.