Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicIndian history

Topic: Indian history

Once a hunting lodge, part of iconic 1878 Secunderabad Club lost in ashes

While no casualties were reported, the ‘Colonnade Bar’, billiards room, a ballroom, main reception and a staircase of the 144-year-old British-era establishment were damaged.

Nehru said romanticisation of past doesn’t solve today’s problems. India needs to re-read him

The three tools in Nehru’s historiography can be used by India today to evaluate the past while preventing its distortion to achieve political or communal ends.

Savarkar praise by Rajnath not one-off, BJP ready to ‘correct distorted freedom struggle history’

BJP has asked its state units to identify local leaders who participated in the freedom struggle but have not been acknowledged by the mainstream.

The Archaeological Survey of India began as a three-member team led by Alexander Cunningham

'The World of India's First Archaeologist', edited by Upinder Singh, throws light on the place of archaeology in the politics of colonial India.

Ashok Vijaydashmi to Dhola — National archives, central libraries failed Dalit-Bahujan history

Oral histories of the Dalit-Bahujan community take us beyond the existing notions about India’s excluded communities and the Brahminical and Eurocentric biases inherent in them.

Thakur Ram Singh — RSS pracharak who built the movement to ‘rewrite’ Indian history

Thakur Ram Singh, who would have turned 106 years old today, founded Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana in 1994 through which he began a movement to challenge Leftist historians.

Revise textbooks with ‘distorted history’, they glorify Mughals — ex-NCERT head to House panel

The parliamentary panel on education was hearing suggestions from former NCERT director J.S. Rajput and representatives of Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal on reforms in textbooks.

Mumbai’s Government Law College wins grand finale of ConQuest 2020

The preliminary rounds of the quiz had more than 600 students from colleges across India participating, after which were four knockout rounds. Eight teams made it to the finale.

Before Maruti 800, there was the quirky Sipani Dolphin, a hit in motorsport circuits

The Dolphin’s two-door design and fibreglass body were some features that made it a hit among racing enthusiasts.

India’s Wars, from J&K to Sri Lanka — new book traces country’s conflict landscape since 1972

Full Spectrum: India's Wars, 1972-2020, written by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam & published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 21 October on ThePrint's SoftCover.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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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