The World Has a Ball

MJ Akbar

We could learn something from football. Break the law and there will be a stern penalty. That keeps the game credible

“Popular” History

There is a thriving market in history books

Memory as Metaphor

Magic realism meets history in this retelling of Bangladesh’s origins

Delhi to Hyderabad

A historical novel traces how the nizam’s state acceded to India

Ram Setu: The Shallow Sea Bridge

The underwater land strip between India and Sri Lanka shuffles between myth, history, commerce and, now, Bollywood

The Revision Fetish

Does renaming streets or demolishing statues redeem history?

Dustbins of History

What is deemed enormously significant at a particular time doesn’t necessarily stand the test of time

‘I want to treat facts of history as sacred,’ says Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna’s new novel recounts the horrors of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The author and diplomat speaks to Nandini Nair about writing the history of Punjab and the freedom struggle through fiction

Our History Wars

Hindutva and Swaraj VII

KR Meera: The Rebel’s Credo

KR Meera’s latest novel blends mythology and history. The Malayalam author tells Aditya Mani Jha about creating strong women characters and the lure of the Bible


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