Romila Thapar

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Name: Romila Thapar
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 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 - 23 hours ago]
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 Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

The Four-Letter Mess

Delhi University’s FYUP gaffe is an excellent lesson in how not to introduce reforms, and how not to suspend discussionLily Tekseng DelhiDelhi’s summer, hostile as it is, bustles with activity. Located a slight distance from the country’s administrative ... [Published HardNews Magazine - Jul 04 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]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

10 Indian institutions in top 100 Asian varsities list

With 10 Indian institutions of higher education making it to the first 100 ranking universities of Asia in the Times Higher Education (THE) list, India has been declared the "most improved nation" this year.As against three institutions in the top 100 ... [Published The Hindu - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 2 reports

DDA’s heritage cell will involve residents in conservation

Summary"DUHF must take the lead in helping the city preserve its rich history and heritage,” Jung said.In order to boost conservation of heritage structures in Delhi, a heritage cell will be set up in Delhi Development Authority (DDA).The heritage cell ... [Published Indian Express - Jun 16 2014]

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Historians support AMU’s associate professor [Published The Hindu - 23 hours ago]
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]
DDA’s heritage cell will involve residents in c... [Published Indian Express - Jun 16 2014]
Heritage Cell to be set up in DDA; to roll out ... [Published Economic Times - Jun 16 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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