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HISTORY NEWS

The room where Radcliffe drew the lines of India’s partition

November 28, 2020 7:02 pm

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s cabinet room reverberates with the stories of people and events that shaped India’s history

Flashback: History of Amazon Kindle, the first successful E-Reader

May 24, 2020 2:13 pm

Amazon Kindle has been the most successful e-Reader device ever created. Here are some unknown facts about the development of the first Kindle.

The digital risks that come with recording these times of protest

January 19, 2020 7:48 am

These are all actions that make sure that the arc of history remains bent in the right direction, and that paid troll farms and hired authoritative cells do not capture the narrative.

Sunday Long Reads: Of architecture, yoga, life and beyond

December 22, 2019 1:32 pm

What does a nation’s architecture say about its aspirations, politics and drawbacks? With the redesign of the Central Vista in the national capital imminent, tracing India’s socialist, democratic fabric through its public architecture and what changes to it mean for the country’s communal life.

Meet the mini cultural ambassadors at Shankar's International Dolls Museum

February 07, 2020 3:56 pm

“When dignitaries from different countries visited our museum, they wanted their culture and dolls represented and, therefore, most dolls are gifts by former first ladies, ambassadors and queens,” an official at the Delhi's Doll Museum said.

National Crafts Museum: Away from Delhi's chaos, history in all its glory

February 07, 2020 3:57 pm

One of the hidden gems of Delhi, National Crafts Museum stands out for its collection of rich handicrafts, textiles, sculptures and large village abodes.

Lessons in History

December 04, 2019 1:24 am

An exhibition in the Capital gives insight into the lesser-known links between India and France.

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

October 06, 2019 10:00 am

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

August 04, 2019 12:22 pm

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

Road to remember social worker and leader, Hans Bhugra

January 25, 2018 3:38 am

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.

HISTORY VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

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

January 23, 2016 12:45 pm

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.