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

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...

08 October 2019

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

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...


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

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...


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

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

02 September 2019

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.


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

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.

12 September 2018

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'.

02 September 2019

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

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."

06 September 2018

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24 March 2018
JNU Is Being 'Slowly Dismantled'; History Faces Threat Of 'Infusion Of Imaginary Theories': Noted Historian Romila Thapar

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

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


03 February 2022
'I Have A Sense Of Unease About These Awards'

'I Have A Sense Of Unease About These Awards'

The historian, who recently refused the Padma Bhusham, says while she appreciates that the current government chose to honour those targetted by the previous...


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