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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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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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Romila Thapar, Audrey Truschke, Kunal Chakrabarti and Anand V. Taneja in Conversation : The Shape Of Culture Through History – Second Millenium AD

This conversation was held in August 2018 as part of the fourth annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Culture, Calcutta.     Audrey Truschke. We are here to talk about the shape of cultures, in the plural, in history, specifically in the second...
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White Pepper, Black Pepper : An interactive session on thinking like a historian

This talk was presented in August 2018 as part of the fourth annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Culture, Calcutta.     I must start with a confession: I am not a historian. I have been a history teacher only because I have...
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What Can Take The Place Of A Single, Teachable, Usable Past?

This talk was presented in August 2018 as part of the fourth annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of Culture, Calcutta.     Let me begin by saying that I am really pleased to be back here—I was at one of these conferences a...
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