Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Statues And Identity

The Politics Of Memory: Birsa Munda Statues In Jharkhand

Birsa Munda statues in Jharkhand are sites of appropriation for politicians and live memory for Adivasis

26 November 2022

Morning walkers in Dumurjola Math before parts of it were converted into a helipad

Identity Of Development: A Movement To Save 'The Lungs Of Howrah'

A group of local residents, advocates, environmentalists and activists from Howrah and nearby areas have come together to save 'Dumurjola Math', a tree-lined plot of nearly 60 acres of land surrounded by ponds and slopes...

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi march

Statues That Travelled: The India Story  

While Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to deal with colonial statues without triggering diplomatic tension, his opponents thought otherwise

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Gehlot Hails Rahul Gandhi As A ‘Shiv Bhakt’ After Unveiling World’s ‘Tallest’ Shiva Statue

The statue, nearly 45 km from Udaipur city, has been constructed by Tat Padam Sansthan.

30 October 2022

statues of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh together

Statues And Ideological Battles On Campus

Statues have long been part of campus politics around the world. In recent times though they have become the centre of ideological battles with ramifications beyond the campus. 

Politics over statue in Bihar.

Maharana Pratap’s Statue In Lalganj And The Rajput-Bhumihar Equation In Bihar’s Politics

When Bhumihar Don Munna Shukla became an MLA, he installed a big statue of Maharana Pratap at one of the busiest crossroads in Lalganj, Vaishali — perhaps to showcase the Bhumihar-Rajput 'alliance', forged against the rise...

04 February 2022

World's tallest Shiva statue to be unveiled in Rajasthan toady.

Of Statues And Symbolism: The Race To Conquer The Tallest

Perhaps beyond the political dividends that the sculptures hope to bear, the statue building spree is rooted in an assertion of power and dominance.

29 October 2022