Romila Thapar

Type: Person
Name: Romila Thapar
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Dinanath Batra's Loony Toons

(Shobhaa De is an established writer, columnist, opinion shaper and social commentator, who is considered an authority on popular culture.)Who created a monster called Dinanath Batra? We did. The day this 85-year-old, self- styled intellectual (national ... [Published NDTV - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

VC vs AMU prof turns into academics vs ‘military rule’

Associate professor Rezavi, Called the V-C ‘be-aqal’(L), Vice chancellor Shah;Offended at attack on him, predecessors (R). Source: Express PhotoThe suspension of an associate professor on the basis of his Facebook posts appears to have snowballed into ... [Published Indian Express - Jul 27 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 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Mihir S Sharma: Eminently funny historians

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), of Yellapragada Sudershan Rao. This is not because Professor Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about "history ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 21 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 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

‘There is a need to redefine diplomacy’

When Sri Lankan archaeologist Sudharshan Seneviratne drove down to Chanakyapuri on a hot day recently, memories of his Delhi days came back gushing.From being a student in the city in the 1970s to returning now as the highest representative of his country, ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Faith versus history

In The Life of Reason, the philosopher George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And India is about to do just that by reviving the battle over its history books. The battle of the 1990s has resurfaced, with ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 16 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]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

CPM mouthpiece endorses IB report on NGOs

statesman news serviceThiruvananthapuram, 27 JuneThe Intelligence Bureau got an  unexpected supporter  in  Kerala, for its report submitted to the government holding the non-governmental organisations responsible for  hampering the economic growth of ... [Published The Statesman - Jun 27 2014]

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Dinanath Batra's Loony Toons [Published NDTV - 10 hours ago]
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]
The Four-Letter Mess [Published HardNews Magazine - Jul 04 2014]
A Messy Course [Published Outlook India - Jun 28 2014]
CPM mouthpiece endorses IB report on NGOs [Published The Statesman - Jun 27 2014]
Foreign funding to NGOs Many condemn IB report [Published Sangai Express - Jun 25 2014]
'It Is Majoritarianism That Needs To Be Contested' [Published Outlook India - Jun 25 2014]
10 Indian institutions in top 100 Asian varsiti... [Published The Hindu - Jun 19 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]
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