Indian history

The Right To Remember

Sudeep Paul

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day seeks to memorialise a shared catastrophe of the subcontinent. It could bring people together and find them closure

Irwin Allan Sealy: The Kingmaker

Irwin Allan Sealy’s new book is about Ashoka. The novelist tells Bhavya Dore why his king belongs to the modern times

Exile and the Kingdom

The writer who famously took India to America was his own biggest story

The Public Archaeologist

In this account of MN Deshpande, the late iconic chief of ASI, Nayanjot Lahiri surpasses her own high standards in history writing

In This World I Only Weep

The exile and exaltation of Meerabai

The Enigma of Heroes

Revolutionary nationalists as guiding spirits

Apostle of the Active Citizen

Why the social vision of Mahadev Govind Ranade is all too important today

Akbar’s Idea of India

The topical reverberations of Ira Mukhoty’s biography of the great Mughal

How Did Indian History Become Myth?

Rama’s memory lives on because of his extraordinary life and persona


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