Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Romila Thapar


Indic texts never valorised acts of desecration as bringing glory to god

May 28, 2022 8:41 am

M. Rajivlochan writes: The idea that god takes multiple forms is ingrained in Indic religions, but not in Abrahamic faiths

When Romila Thapar lost a game of table tennis to a Buddhist monk in China

October 10, 2021 7:15 am

A travelogue by the celebrated historian, Gazing Eastwards offers insights into Thapar’s early academic career and her experiences and encounters at Chinese sites very few foreigners visited during the 1950s

‘Those speaking of developing quality institutions behind destruction of JNU’

December 12, 2020 1:39 am

Romila Thapar said, “It was an exceptional university, which makes it all that much more sad to see that that exceptionalism doesn’t exist any longer. Maybe it will come back.”

Historian Romila Thapar explores history of dissent in new book

September 21, 2020 4:24 pm

Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books have come together to publish the book titled "Voices of Dissent"

More of us will speak every day: Cultural community condemns FIR against celebs who wrote to PM

October 08, 2019 2:40 pm

In a new letter issued on Monday, October 7, the eminent personalities questioned how writing an open letter to the prime minister could be called "an act of sedition".

To target Romila Thapar is to target a new way of asking questions and writing history

October 01, 2019 10:41 am

The truth is that, regardless of the governments in power, universities need academic freedom to flourish, they need fresh air.

Express daily briefing: Vikram lander’s failure raises questions on manned mission; Andreescu beats Serena Williams to win US Open; and more

September 08, 2019 9:00 am

From Romila Thapar talking about the row over JNU asking for her CV to review her Professor Emeritus status to Donald Trump calling off peace negotiations with Taliban, here's all that is making news today.

Reviewing emeritus status a bid to show regime’s muscle: Romila Thapar

October 28, 2021 1:12 pm

Romila Thapar speaks about the row over JNU asking for her CV to review her Professor Emeritus status, laments the state of the university, talks of a “creeping fear” among people in asserting their rights, and says history is more complex than just a past narrative.

Harvard to Oxford, privileges Emeritus Professors enjoy

September 09, 2019 10:02 am

The JNU administration, in its statement last week, cited the case of Princeton University and MIT to argue that universities did “review academic contributions” of Emeritus Professors and even had the right to “rescind” such appointments.

JNU defends letters to profs, says giving a chance to other faculty

September 05, 2019 10:46 am

In a statement, the university also said that a “motivated campaign” was being run against it using the name of one Professor Emeritus.