Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicIndian history

Topic: Indian history

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.

Fifth edition of ConQuest kicks off online, preliminary results out

The ConQuest questions were an interesting mix of Indian political and constitutional history, with some being pegged to contemporary developments, both in India and abroad.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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