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Lives of Adventure: On the uprising of 1857 and stories based on other historical events

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on historical novels.

History writing is fixated on the trope of archival discovery: Author and historian Faisal Devji

Faisal Devji on Muslim depoliticisation, Hindu nationalism and historians mimicking detectives.


Road to remember social worker and leader, Hans Bhugra

Hans Bhugra was a two-term corporator in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 1967-1977 and was also elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on a Congress ticket from Santacruz.

Bead workshop found at Haryana’s Harappan site

Kunal is a pre-Harappan or early Harappan site, and is said to the oldest site so far found in Haryana.

Made in India

From its cultural heritage to its industrial embrace, objects from India find mention in a book that honours form, material and memory

‘Amnesia about one’s history never serves well’

Bangladeshi filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel on Simantorekha, his Partition documentary and on learning from history


Slice of History

Day 5 of the India Couture Week was a lesson in European history

Jawaharlal Nehru erased from Rajasthan school textbook, Congress angry

Revised Class VIII Social Science book silent on Godse; Class VII book calls Maharana Pratap great, not Akbar.

Erasing tolerance? HAF's changes can only be described as ahistorical edits to history books

The HAF and its allies may have PR machinery and hundreds of thousands of dollars in their war chest to selectively change textbooks, but they are still on the wrong side of history and humanity.

Did the ancient Greeks use laptops? Not really, but some people believe so

A sculpture dating back to 100 BC shows a woman who seems to be using a modern-day laptop, prompting conspiracy theorists to run away with their imagination.

history Videos

Life inside the Red Fort, through the eyes of historian Rana Safvi

At a special event introducing her latest book, Rana Safvi gave a tour of what Mughal life looked like inside the Red Fort.

Earthrise: 50 years ago, we saw the earth rise from space for the first time

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts orbiting the moon saw Earth rising for the first time.


Detailed scrutinization required to decipher Netaji's files: Netaji's family members

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Granddaughter of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Rakshit on Saturday said that is a big question why files were kept untouched. She added that since the declassified files were not opened for a longer duration, they didn't have the opportunity to read them. She even Jawaharlal Nehru was "reluctant" to declassify the files. She further added that they were hopeful that they will know the truth. Bose's grand nephew, on the other hand, said it is not easy to read the history that was hidden and distorted for nearly 70 years and it required a detailed scrutinization. He said that the entire nation wanted to know about Netaji's death and the Prime Minister kept his promise.