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Beyond ‘Teaching’ – A conference on the larger meaning of education

The proof of education, more than anything else, is humility. To possess the ability to break the mould that culture has cast for us; to have the ability to embrace a sense of adventure; to be willing to navigate uncharted territory, to risk revision of...
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The Idea of the Indian Constitution II

In July 2019, Romila Thapar opened the first chapter of The Idea of the Indian Constitution, a conference for teachers, in Calcutta, with the question: When does a constitution become a requirement? What followed was an explosion of ideas and thoughts from some of the...
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A Division of Hearts, Minds, Properties and…

This talk was part of Shared Histories, a History for Peace conference for teachers held at and co-organized by St Kabir Public School, Chandigarh in May, 2019.   'There is an iconic picture of Partition that shows a man sitting in a library, his head...
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Teaching History like a Historian : A workshop

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.   The early start did not deter our attendees. By ten past 9, the classroom at the Goethe Institut was brimming with close to forty teachers. With a brief welcome from Megha, Director, History...
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History for Peace reaches Kurseong!

The brief, very briefly, was ‘Unbiased Histories’. The participants—German language teachers from East/North East India and Bangladesh. Very pleased to be invited by the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhawan Kolkata as part of their 5th German Language Teachers Conference, Region East and North East...
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Collecting History beyond Artefacts: Reflections on the Conflictorium – Avni Sethi

This talk was presented in August 2018 as part of the fourth annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Culture, Calcutta.   When I started working on the idea of the Conflictorium, I never thought that I’d be speaking at a history conference. Although,...
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