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Why Northeast’s Past Is Not Attractive To The Mainland Historians

Why Northeast’s Past Is Not Attractive To The Mainland Historians

For the Northeast, it’s not about rewriting history. It’s about their history being heard in mainland India. It is about not having to prove their Indianness over and over again.

27 June 2022
There Flowed A River: In Search Of The Vedic Saraswati

There Flowed A River: In Search Of The Vedic Saraswati

Establishing the existence of the mythical river is key to the Hindu nationalist project of validating their origin story

24 June 2022

The Othering Of History: India’s History Books Are Heavily North-Centric

Our history books have to do justice to every region of India — but only for the sake of truth and for acquiring a balanced knowledge of our great land

Saffron In Cinemascope: How Bollywood Took Up Right-wing Agenda

Saffron In Cinemascope: How Bollywood Took Up Right-wing Agenda

The film industry is increasingly aligning with those in power, given the jingoistic and communal undertones in recent releases

26 June 2022

Historical Movies Are Just Bollywood’s Surgical Strike On Truth And Facts

Do filmmakers have the right to present falsehoods in biopics and high-profile films under the guise of truth?

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23 June 2022
India's History: Time’s Up For The Red-Green Club

India's History: Time’s Up For The Red-Green Club

A new generation of historians are bringing the subject out of the shadow of Marx and Nehru, fulfilling its role of restoring civilisational pride among...


24 June 2022
History Must Be A Lesson Of Our Past Glory

History Must Be A Lesson Of Our Past Glory

CBSE books on Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India are a must-read for history lovers. These books give a true and faithful account of Indian...


23 June 2022
Burden Of History And The Need To Erase The Past For Political Gains

Burden Of History And The Need To Erase The Past For Political Gains

Historiography under previous governments can, and should, be contested. But history that’s being rewritten under the present government is not merely to...


24 June 2022
History Is The New Battleground In Clash Of Ideologies

History Is The New Battleground In Clash Of Ideologies

More and more people believe that we have not been told the truth. Or rather, that what we have been told is not true enough.


28 June 2022
Can Subaltern History Be A Part Of Mainstream History?

Can Subaltern History Be A Part Of Mainstream History?

In 1982, a group of historians set out to establish the Subaltern Studies Group to reclaim the histories of those without voices. In the decades since, an...


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24 June 2022
History Revision: Can’t Excavate The Acrimony Of The Past, It's Time To Reconcile And Move Ahead

History Revision: Can’t Excavate The Acrimony Of The Past, It's Time To Reconcile And Move Ahead

We don’t need to excavate the acrimony of the past. Rather, we need to be honest about it, accept it and move beyond it. A country that needs to reconcile...


23 June 2022
Everything That's Wrong With Rewriting History Under Hindutva Nationalism

Everything That's Wrong With Rewriting History Under Hindutva Nationalism

The BJP, with its insistence on the purity of Hindu Rashtra, would sadly reduce the soaring generosity of their founding vision to the petty bigotry of...


24 June 2022
Revision Of School Textbooks A Political Agenda

Revision Of School Textbooks A Political Agenda

In the name of ‘rationalisation’, NCERT seems to have adopted a method of hasty deletion. Passages have been reduced, quotes cut and exercise boxes flung...


18 June 2022
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: As Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Nari Adalats Struggle To Survive In UP

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: As Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Nari Adalats Struggle To Survive In UP

Until recently, Nari Adalats across rural belts in Uttar Pradesh offered women suffering from domestic abuse a support system. Then the government folded up...


18 June 2022
Sex In Marriage: Criminalising Marital Rape Will Save Institution Of Marriage

Sex In Marriage: Criminalising Marital Rape Will Save Institution Of Marriage

The recent split verdict from a division bench of the Delhi high court has once again brought to light an age-old debate in India with regard to the role of...


17 June 2022
How A Small Media Group Looked At MeToo Through The Eyes Of Rural Women

How A Small Media Group Looked At MeToo Through The Eyes Of Rural Women

With Khabar Lahariya’s embedded, invested local understanding of crisscrossing relationships, or those that sour and sweeten over time, holding an absolute...


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16 June 2022
Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Case: Whose Victory Is It, Anyway?

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Case: Whose Victory Is It, Anyway?

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case and its verdict have been publicly presented as a resounding victory for Depp and confirmation of his 'objective'...


16 June 2022
With Cracks In MeToo Movement And Silencing Of Women, How Do We Fight The Might Of Patriarchy?

With Cracks In MeToo Movement And Silencing Of Women, How Do We Fight The Might Of Patriarchy?

#MeToo is a movement that dared to collectivize suffering, empathy, and perhaps hope. The celebrity trial in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case might have...


21 June 2022
Caught In The Crosshairs: Tales Of Sexual Violence Women Face In Conflict Zones

Caught In The Crosshairs: Tales Of Sexual Violence Women Face In Conflict Zones

Across states where insurgencies are rife, women are among the worst victims during security operations as justice elude the victims and errant security...


17 June 2022
'Not Our Shame, Not Our Fault': Harrowing Experience Of A Sexual Harassment Victim

'Not Our Shame, Not Our Fault': Harrowing Experience Of A Sexual Harassment Victim

How does an 18-year-old speak up in 2005 about a man who claims to be best friends with the state’s CM? An attempt to bring a perpetrator named in the #MeToo...


17 June 2022
Arriving At Awareness And Acceptance Of One’s Sexual Orientation During A Sex Crime

Arriving At Awareness And Acceptance Of One’s Sexual Orientation During A Sex Crime

Protest and consent are two sides of a coin and in the absence of one, the other becomes a choice, albeit in the garb of coercion. For the LGBTQAI+ community...


17 June 2022
Village Voice: Women In Rural India Speaking Up And Speaking Out

Village Voice: Women In Rural India Speaking Up And Speaking Out

The effect of the #MeToo movement can be seen percolating into India’s vast rural hinterlands. But a lot still remains to be done.


17 June 2022
Did MeToo Create A Safer Workplace For Women In India?

Did MeToo Create A Safer Workplace For Women In India?

The progress is slow, the resistance to recognition and redress of sexual harassment in the workplace is high, but across India, the tide might just be turning


17 June 2022
MeToo In India: The Women Who Dared To Speak Out

MeToo In India: The Women Who Dared To Speak Out

As most of the aggressors named and shamed in #MeToo remain unscathed, the women’s battles are far from over even though the social media-generated movement...


20 June 2022
MeToo And Beyond: Women’s Safety Goes Beyond The Law

MeToo And Beyond: Women’s Safety Goes Beyond The Law

As the Johnny Depp judgment opens a can of worms, legal experts in India say sexual harassment of women is deep-rooted and can’t be eradicated only through...


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