Harbans Mukhia

The writer is national fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research

Break the mould, end the siege
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

The stereotype of a single Muslim identity has been exploited by the ‘secular’ parties and the communalist parivar. It needs to be broken to achieve genuine social transformation.

Stories of a Rajput queen
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The Padmavati story, like many others, has undergone several mutations. Ramya Sreenivasan has traced the wide circulation and mutation of the story from North India and Rajasthan to Bengal from the 16th to the 20th century in her magnificent book, The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen.

The violence of certainty
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Absolutist ideas of Truth have been responsible for religious and political violence throughout history

The pseudo alternative
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The Sangh Parivar has furthered the colonial understanding of India’s past.

What’s Left?
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

CPM must connect with the future. It will need hard rethinking, even harder ground work.

Delhi Assembly Polls
Left, right, AAP
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Not class struggle but enlarging the public space within existing structures.

Waking the Higher Ed Elephant
Tue, Jun 30, 2009

The enormous significance of the Nehruvian vision for higher education in India is now coming home to us,as India earns...