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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Nayanjot Lahiri

The writer is professor of history at Ashoka University

Harappans would have scoffed at modern advocates of vegetarianism
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The animals that Harappans kept and consumed is rather well known. What is less known is the range of wild animals enjoyed by them and the fact that these contributed greatly to their diet.

Book review of The Idol Thief: Spirited Away
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

This story, to me, poignantly signifies what British Company rule stood for in relation to India’s heritage and how museum collections in England were built up – through colonial loot and archaeological rapine and, as in this case, through plain and simple robbery.

Ravana in Uttar Pradesh
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Why Bishrakh’s heritage should be protected

A task not finished in 150,or 140,years
Thu, Mar 31, 2011

The Archaeological Survey of India has a rich history. But it has atrophied over time,and is now not even sure of the date it was founded.