Romila Thapar

Type: Person
Name: Romila Thapar
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Mock paper

Which IPL team did your ancestors root for in 4,000 BC? Photo: Kunal Patil/Hindustan TimesDear students:We have heard that some of you may have concerns about plans for a new patriotic syllabus to be introduced in schools next year. Please stop worrying. ... [Published Livemint.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Flash back

The page that likes what's vintageTalk of the town Daman Singh's book (Strictly Personal: Manmohan & Gursharan) offers rare glimpses into her parents' lives ending at the point when her father became India's 14th Prime Minster in 2004. Apart from touching ... [Published Pune Mirror - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lankan Envoy Falls Back on Shared Past

NEW DELHI: He came to the national capital alone at the tender age of 20, but with a determination to learn. Exactly 44 years on,  Sudharshan Seneviratne is back in the city for a long haul -- this time as Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India.The nomination ... [Published New Indian Express - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Modi Starts a New History War in India

In May, India’s newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, pulled off a great photo op when he persuaded the heads of many South Asian states to attend his inauguration in New Delhi.Many of those leaders came, presumably, because they thought that a ... [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Between lies and awkward truths

By the time this article hits the news stands’, I would have, let us hope, received a response to an RTI query I filed on 3 July. What is this RTI query about? Readers may be aware that on 23 June, several newspapers carried a PTI report on the destruction ... [Published Millennium Post - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Feast of Jesuit founder today

The 20,000 Jesuits and their institutions all over the world celebrate the feast of their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, on July 31. Ignatius was an unusual character of the 16th century, a brave knight and soldier under King Ferdinand of Spain. In ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Gujarat model of using epics as facts in education

The BJP government enforces the values of Indian epics as a source of 'facts' for subjects such as History, Geography and even Science in the state of Gujarat. Despite the roaring anger against saffronisation of education, the BJP dominated Gujarat's ... [Published DNA India - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Historians support AMU’s associate professor

Eminent historians, including Romila Thapar and K.M. Shrimali, on Friday came out in support of Syed Nadeem Rezavi, the associate professor of history at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who has been suspended for his comments on Facebook against university ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Itihaas : The row over Rao

What makes history the most abused of disciplines is the manner in which the ruling classes manipulate it. We have had a tradition of holy busybodies tinkering with the way the past is to be perceived to suit contemporary ends. It seems we are destined ... [Published Financial Chronicle - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

7/19/2014: Comment: Nothing wrong in studying history from an Indian nationalist perspective

With reference to the editorial There’smuch meritinmerit (July 16), it is absurd that historians whose views are not in sync with those of Left-wing academics like Romila Thapar are accused of ‘saffronising’ Indian history and academic institutions.. ... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Beyond the historians

Like most people I, too, had never heard of Professor Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, leave aside being familiar with his work, before he was appointed as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research last month. This ignorance could be on two counts. ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 2 reports

#dnaEdit: Historic blunder

The appointment of YS Rao does little to enhance the image of the ICHR, besides sending a negative signal to the academiaResearch institutions of repute should be led by high-calibre academics. That is of course the ideal state of affairs — as things ... [Published DNA India - Jul 16 2014]

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Mock paper [Published Livemint.com - Aug 15 2014]
Flash back [Published Pune Mirror - Aug 15 2014]
Trump that! [Published Mumbai Mirror - Aug 14 2014]
Sri Lankan Envoy Falls Back on Shared Past [Published New Indian Express - Aug 11 2014]
A Battle I Didn’t Need [Published Outlook India - Aug 09 2014]
Catch them Young It is the Textbooks Once Again [Published Peoples Democracy.in - Aug 01 2014]
Disgruntled and Dangerous [Published Open - Aug 01 2014]
Between lies and awkward truths [Published Millennium Post - Jul 31 2014]
Modi Starts a New History War in India [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 31 2014]
Rewriting Facts In The Name Of History [Published Tehelka - Jul 31 2014]
Preparing a blueprint to Indianise education: D... [Published Daijiworldcom - Jul 31 2014]
Feast of Jesuit founder today [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 31 2014]
Dinanath Batra's Loony Toons [Published NDTV - Jul 29 2014]
VC vs AMU prof turns into academics vs ‘militar... [Published Indian Express - Jul 27 2014]
Gujarat model of using epics as facts in education [Published DNA India - Jul 27 2014]
Historians support AMU’s associate professor [Published The Hindu - Jul 25 2014]
Itihaas : The row over Rao [Published Financial Chronicle - Jul 25 2014]
Mihir S Sharma: Eminently funny historians [Published Business Standard India - Jul 21 2014]
7/19/2014: Comment: Nothing wrong in studying h... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 19 2014]
Beyond the historians [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 18 2014]
‘There is a need to redefine diplomacy’ [Published The Hindu - Jul 16 2014]
Faith versus history [Published Livemint.com - Jul 16 2014]
#dnaEdit: Historic blunder [Published DNA India - Jul 16 2014]
Choice of ICHR chief reignites saffronisation d... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 15 2014]
Akademi pat for Santhali writer [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 12 2014]
Biographies on radar of historians [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Dec 30 2013]
Study of regional history in focus [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Dec 29 2013]
Non-fiction [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Dec 27 2013]
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