Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicIndian history

Topic: Indian history

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.

Nehru said India’s global rise was ‘inevitable’. This belief now defines our foreign policy

In ‘Making India Great’, Aparna Pande writes about Indian exceptionalism and how its civilisational history defines its sense of self.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the polyglot reformist, journalist and educationist

Roy’s historic letter to Lord Amherst in 1823 marked the beginning of modern English education in India.

MG Ranade — the ‘father of Indian economics’ who also fought for widow remarriage

On his 119th death anniversary, ThePrint explores M.G. Ranade’s life and his tryst with social and economic reforms, which became a central theme in his life.

India was a land of dharma but Europeans reduced it to Hinduism, Islam. And we accepted it

Hinduism is a modern-day invention by colonial powers, who mapped world in terms of unities like Hinduism, Islam and Confucianism, each constructed in the mirror image of Christianity.

Now online — where to find rare journals and articles from British-ruled India

A newly launched database of journals & articles from 1837-1947 seeks to connect history buffs with op-eds from India’s colonial past.

Why Indian history has forgotten Fatima Sheikh but remembers Savitribai Phule

So little is known about educator and social reformer Fatima Sheikh that even her date of birth is debated.  

On Camera

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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