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Shahid Amin

Articles by Shahid Amin

A Riot Of Commemorating

A Riot Of Commemorating

May 28, 2007 Shahid Amin

The mutiny as seen through literature, folksong, missives and a canonical episode

A Hanging Twice Over...

A Hanging Twice Over...

Mar 26, 2007 Shahid Amin

Is what we'd do if we hang the story of 1857 by a single thread. The mutiny was a more multi-faceted event.

Signs Of The Times

Signs Of The Times

Mar 17, 2006 Shahid Amin

Where there is a larger--historic or poetic--point to be made, the rechristening of streets makes sense....

Footsoldier, Footnote

Footsoldier, Footnote

Aug 29, 2005 Shahid Amin

Right time, right place. It was 1857 that made Mangal Pandey, not the other way round.

History Of Archaeology

History Of Archaeology

Oct 18, 2004 Shahid Amin

Tells the story of the ASI as a grand official enterprise, and it is no drab institutional history...

What If There Were No Trucks At All?

What If There Were No Trucks At All?

Aug 14, 2004 Shahid Amin

Would we have remained the old-style, cart-dependent consumers that most of us were? Would we have remained...

Event, Metaphor, Memory

Event, Metaphor, Memory

Feb 02, 2004 Shahid Amin

A sober, analytical demonstration of the "various tellings" of the sack of Somnath

Nehru, Reinvented

Nehru, Reinvented

Dec 01, 2003 Shahid Amin

In this exceedingly well-informed, passionately conceived and elegantly written 'Nehru Charit', Tharoor has...

Vain Hero Isms

Vain Hero Isms

Nov 17, 2003 Shahid Amin

A multi-layered, sensitive account of the making of the heroic legend of Shivaji.

The Good Terrorist

The Good Terrorist

Sep 08, 2003 Shahid Amin

How does a balding mid-50s nation, besieged from within by a trident imperviousness to the laws of the land...

Gandhi, the Commodity

Gandhi, the Commodity

Mar 26, 2001 Shahid Amin

His deification wasn't as dramatic as the uses his name was put to

Lingual Battlefield

Lingual Battlefield

Feb 19, 2001 Shahid Amin

A disappointed enthusiast provides an impassioned, informed and intelligent polemic

Naipaul's Historical Baggage

Naipaul's Historical Baggage

Jun 08, 1998 Shahid Amin

An evocative account of travels in Islamic Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia marred by a deep-seated bias