The epic riddle of dating Ramayana, Mahabharata

Sunaina Kumar

The dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata is a project that attracts intense debate as passionate pursuers apply new techniques to look for answers

Beyond Ganesha and Vedic Surgery

Our science debate resembles a confederation of illiteracies

Bigger than the Sum of his Imperfections

He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements

Documentary Dictatorship

Shame: the Nehru Papers are still inaccessible to most Indian scholars and researchers

In the Forecourt of History

When Modi skips the Throne Room on Inauguration day, it will be a sign of the people’s Prime Minister

Rum’s Rebirth: Don’t Swill, Just Taste

Don’t Swill, Just Taste The story of how the drink survived the fury of the seas and the cruelty of men

‘It’s All in the Soil’

Kamila Shamsie’s new novel animates history with textures of fruit, blood and stone

Will History Too Retreat?

Warning as American Troops Withdraw: Modernise Afghanistan at Your Own Peril

The Value of History

There is a lot that Bihar can learn from its glorious past to solve problems currently plaguing the state

Life and Letters in the Mughal Empire

Mughal history is so much more interesting when seen through the art and literature patronised and inspired by the emperors


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