Romila Thapar

Type: Person
Name: Romila Thapar
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

A Response to "Is Dr Sudharshan Seneviratne a suitable envoy to India under Narendra Modi"?

With reference to Shenali Waduge’s article, I find that my article (two parts) published in 2007 s not accessible on the Internet though the title is present. Therefore, I am repeating it below.Reading the last part of Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne’s article ... [Published LankaWeb - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

The past is with us

Romila Thapar's latest book challenges the Hindutva interpretation of history and tackles a range of issues that have been the centre of many a controversy in these intolerant times, says Gargi GuptaManit Balmiki DNAGiven what happened to American scholar ... [Published DNA India - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Ideas of history

, the historian Romila Thapar $ then in the final year of school in Pune $ was asked to lower the Union Jack, raise the flag of our just-born nation and deliver a short speech. It focussed on two linked themes: the form independent India's society should ... [Published The Hindu - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Hogwash school of history

Whitewashing history is a national past time in Pakistan. Ours is not the only country indulging in the practice however, as nation states around the world have construed particular narratives of history, eliminating unsavory details from textbooks. Still, ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

1933 of 2014!: Challenging communal fascism: Making new beginnings-II

Vaidiki Hinsa Hinsa Na Bhavti( Vaidik Violence is No Violence)Take the case of violence which extends from the temporal to the spiritual.In fact, the issue of violence keeps recurring in debates at various levels. One discovers a great hiatus between ... [Published Kashmir Times - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

'Purging Racism, The Enemy Within'- An Analysis

March 21 is the UN International Day for Elimination of Racism reminding us of our collective responsibility for promoting and protecting these ideals. Many of us Africans have chosen to study and work in India. Delhi is always a magnet being a capital ... [Published Kashmir Observer - Mar 20 2014]
Entities: Racism, India, Tribe
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

'He was what he wanted to be'

I loved him dearly. He was a special person who stood apart from the rest because he was what he wanted to be and shunned all that was expected of him. When I first encountered Khushwant Singh I was a curious teenager and he, a friend of my aunt Romila ... [Published Business Standard India - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

‘Modi a pragmatist, may want to completely rebrand himself’

Interview with NICHOLAS B DIRKS.Nicholas B Dirks, Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley, is a historian, anthropologist and author, most of his books on India. In this interview, he discusses the elections, Narendra Modi and the Wendy Doniger ... [Published Indian Express - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

1933 of 2014 ! :Time To Break New Grounds In Confronting Communal Fascism!!

of 2014 ! :Time To Break New Grounds In Confronting Communal Fascism!!By 13 March, 2014Countercurrents.org The Jew as well as the Christian, the Hindu no less than the Muslim ‘fundamentalist' plies an ideology of superior difference. Each confronts an ... [Published Counter Currents - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Akademi pat for Santhali writer

For the last 17 years, Mangal Majhi has been trying to promote Santhali literature and culture through book fairs and various programmes. Today, he feels his earnest endeavours have been honoured. The humble publisher and bookseller is the proud recipient ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 10 2014 - Updated Mar 10 2014 - 1 reports

Going beyond the discourse on Indian secularism

Very recently, AAP member and comedian Kumar Vishwas apologized to Muslims for cracking jokes about their practices but didn’t do so for insulting Hindu deities. Either one ought to take a stand in favour of good humour, irrespective of the religious ... [Published DNA India - Mar 10 2014]
First reported Dec 29 2013 - Updated Dec 29 2013 - 1 reports

Study of regional history in focus

Cuttack, Dec. 28: Indian History Congress (IHC) president Indu Banga has called for considering ways of encouraging systematic study of regional history as the concern of the historian today has moved away from past politics to every facet of human existence. ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Dec 29 2013]

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Given the vitiated atmosphere, is she not afraid that her book might meet the same fate as Doniger's? "one just hopes that the publisher one has gone to will be courageous and stand upup to this kind of onslaught on books" Thapar says

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A Response to "Is Dr Sudharshan Seneviratne a s... [Published LankaWeb - Apr 13 2014]
The past is with us [Published DNA India - Apr 06 2014]
Ideas of history [Published The Hindu - Apr 05 2014]
Hogwash school of history [Published The Nation Pakistan - Mar 31 2014]
1933 of 2014!: Challenging communal fascism: Ma... [Published Kashmir Times - Mar 21 2014]
'Purging Racism, The Enemy Within'- An Analysis [Published Kashmir Observer - Mar 20 2014]
'He was what he wanted to be' [Published Business Standard India - Mar 20 2014]
‘Modi a pragmatist, may want to completely rebr... [Published Indian Express - Mar 19 2014]
1933 of 2014 ! :Time To Break New Grounds In Co... [Published Counter Currents - Mar 13 2014]
Akademi pat for Santhali writer [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 12 2014]
Going beyond the discourse on Indian secularism [Published DNA India - Mar 10 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]
Let Buddha bowl be, say historians [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 29 2013]
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