Indian history

A Future for History

Madhavankutty Pillai

The digital museum of epigraphy will make the past interesting and accessible to everyone

To Die or Not to Die

The perils of a binary reading of sources at odds with a complicated reality

The Making of an Indophile

Wendy Doniger’s early impressions of the country, written in her 20s

Power and Religion

The complex evolution of cultures and societies in the Deccan

Naval Mutiny and the War on Memory

On the anniversary of the naval mutiny, remembering how Utpal Dutt’s 1965 play memorialising the event had landed him in jail

‘A Biographer Is an Artist under Oath,’ says Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha’s new book portrays seven westerners who joined India’s freedom movement. He speaks to Nandini Nair about today’s rebels and the meaning of patriotism

The End of Inevitability

The linear narrative of India’s freedom struggle and its unrealised possibilities

Who and Why?

The players, plots and the movement that led to Gandhi’s murder


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