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Romila Thapar

'More Of Us Will Speak Every Day': 180 Celebrities, Activists Write Fresh Letter To PM Modi

Oct 08, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Condemning the FIR, the group, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, cinematographer Anand Pradhan, historian Romila Thapar and activist Harsh Mander, in a fresh letter issued on October 7, asked how writing a letter to prime minister qualified as "an act of sedition".

No Move By JNU To Discontinue Professor Emeritus Status to Any Academician: HRD Ministry

Sep 02, 2019 PTI

HRD Ministry statement comes following a report that the JNU asked historian Romila Thapar and other academicians holding Professor Emeritus status for their CV.

JNU Asks Historian Romila Thapar For Her CV To Decide If She Can Continue As Professor Emerita

Her colleague, Prabhat Patnaik, an economist, political commentator and a professor emeritus at JNU, says the current executive council of the JNU seems to be unaware of even the meaning of 'an emeritus professorship'.

Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Rejects Romila Thapar’s Review Plea

Oct 24, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The five activists ---Vara Vara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, and Gautam Navlakha--- have been under house arrest since August 29 for their alleged involvement in the violence which took place on January 1.

Historian Romila Thapar Questions Meaning Of The Term 'Urban Naxals'

"We were all born Indians, lived as Indians all our lives. These activists are fighting for good causes and terming them urban naxal is a political move," she said.

17 September, 2018

Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Extends House Arrest Of Rights Activists Till September 19

Outlook Web Bureau

The plea was filed by celebrated historian Romila Thapar and four others against the arrest of the rights activists – Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha – by the Maharashtra police.

12 September, 2018

Bhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Extends House Arrest Of Rights Activists Till Sep 17

Outlook Web Bureau

The court was hearing the plea filed against the arrest of the rights activists -- Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha -- in the case.

06 September, 2018

'Urban Naxals': SC To Resume Hearing On Arrest Of Five Activists

Outlook Web Bureau

In its earlier hearing on the case, the SC had said: “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy... the pressure cooker will burst if you don’t allow the safety valves."

24 March, 2018

JNU Is Being 'Slowly Dismantled'; History Faces Threat Of 'Infusion Of Imaginary Theories': Noted Historian Romila Thapar

Outlook Web Bureau

Thapar was one of the first academicians to join the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)when it was founded.

27 October, 2015

'Religious Identity Of The Indian Must Give Way To The Secular Identity'

Romila Thapar

Full text of Romila Thapar's lecture in memory of Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer

24 February, 2014

'Two Demands'

Ashis Nandy

1. That Penguin Random House contest the suit against The Hindus and 2. That the sections of the Indian Penal Code under which the suit was brought (IPC 153A, 295A) be revised

10 January, 2014

'Patently Trumped-Up Charges'

Romila Thapar

'Hardly had the ink dried on a magistrate’s judgment exonerating Modi in the Zakia Jafri case, when the Gujarat police filed a First Information Report against Teesta Setalvad and other Citizens for Justice and Peace activists'

28 September, 2010

'A Matter Of Great Concern'

V.R. Krishna Iyer

Eminent personalities express reservations about the UID and demand that "the project should be halted before it goes any further and the prelude to the project be attended to, the public informed and consulted, and the wisdom of the project determin

19 September, 2007

'We Are Equally Guilty..'


'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities, protesting the Delhi High Court holding the editors, publisher and cartoonist of Mid Day guilty of contempt of Court.

09 January, 2007

'Immediate End To The Forcible Acquisition Of Land'

Jean Dreze

'We deplore the recent attack on the CPM office at Nandigram, but deplore even more strongly the policy of retaliation advocated by some constituents of the Left Front Government, and the use of armed elements against the villagers, already at the co

28 February, 2006

Creationism By Any Other Name…

Romila Thapar

Hindu Americans have a legitimate right to a fair and culturally sensitive representation in public school curricula. However, no one has a right to distort the truth and push their own political agendas at the expense of American school children.

04 February, 2005

'I Have A Sense Of Unease About These Awards'

Poornima Joshi

The historian, who recently refused the Padma Bhusham, says while she appreciates that the current government chose to honour those targetted by the previous regime, the line between state awards and government patronage has to be maintained.

01 April, 2004

The Future Of The Indian Past

Romila Thapar

An understanding of the past can illumine the present and enable one to think more meaningfully about the future. How the past is to be understood is one among the many alternatives for the future that Indian society is facing in present times.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.


Union Minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju addresses at the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.


Players of Malaysia and Belgium vie for ball during their FIH Men's Junior World Cup 2021 hockey match at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.

PTI Photo

Devendra Murgaonkar and Len Doungel of Jamshedpur FC in action during match 8 of season 8 of Indian Super League played between FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC, at the GMC Bambolim stadium in Goa.


Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav acknowledges greetings of supporters during the 'Bahujan Mahapanchayat' rally on the Constituency Day, in Lucknow. Former MP Savitri Bai Phule is also seen.

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