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Watch ‘Writing Early India: Conversations with Romila Thapar’ here!

Developing sound historical consciousness is critical in our ability to effectively respond to the realities we are faced with. Active reading of a vast multiplicity of narratives, critical thinking and analysis, and questioning existing knowledge opens up our sensibilities to the pasts. How do we...
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Public Interest Litigations: On the Bhima Koregaon PIL – Vrinda Grover

This talk was delivered as part of the 5th annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of the Indian Constitution in July 2019. After the very cogent and eloquent presentation by Prof. Thapar, mine may be a little scattered.  I will string a few ideas...
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Arrest without Trial – Romila Thapar

This talk was delivered as part of the 5th annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of the Indian Constitution, in July 2019. I would like to begin with a reference to the Emergency of 1975, when issues such as freedom of speech and free...
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From Swadeshi to the Constitution: Nandalal Bose and the Nationalist Project – Siva Kumar

This talk was delivered as part of the 5th annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of the Indian Constitution in July 2019. It’s really intimidating to have to speak at the end of a day full of brilliant, academically packed and charged presentations. I’m...
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Looking Back through our Identities – Itihāsa Purāna : Aloka Parasher Sen

Historian Aloka Parasher Sen inaugurated our 'Mythmaking and History' series of digital readings/conversations with this interactive talk on 8 August, 2020. Meaning of words and their contextual use is important. How are Myth and History commonly understood and what, against this, is meant by Itihāsa...
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Teaching the Constitution: Krishna Kumar

This talk was delivered as part of the 5th annual History for Peace conference, The Idea of the Indian Constitution in July 2019. It’s assumed that education is good for democracy. What that means is not so clear. In fact, relations between education and democracy...
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