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The Idea of Archives: Abeer Gupta

This talk was conducted as part of the fourth annual Teaching History conference, The Idea of Culture, in August 2018 in Calcutta. I hope that the material I present will provide a few ideas for how archives can be linked with history in the classroom....
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Hari Vasudevan: a tribute by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Hari Sankar Vasudevan (1952-2020) A cruel sentence.   Every morning when I rinse dishes to put them in the dishwasher I am reminded of him. He was indeed an “eminent historian”, as all the obits say. And yes, we resonated in our imaginative activism, the...
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Oral History as Archiving: Aanchal Malhotra and Anam Zakaria in conversation with Tina Servaia

This talk was held in August, 2018, as part of the 4th annual History for Peace teaching history conference, The Idea of Culture, in Calcutta.  Aanchal Malhotra. I work with oral history and material culture of the Partition of India. Earlier, on the first day...
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The Pedagogic Ideas of History Teachers and their Implications – Latika Gupta

This talk was held in August, 2018, as part of the 4th annual History for Peace teaching history conference, The Idea of Culture, in Calcutta.    ‘We tell our students about the mistakes made in the past and how those mistakes can be corrected now.’...
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Representing the Past: The Politics of Enquiry – Sundar Sarukkai

This talk was held in August, 2018, as part of the 4th annual History for Peace teaching history conference, The Idea of Culture, in Calcutta.      I am truly an outsider. I am not a historian—I don’t quite know what I am! I am...
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The strange and amusing history of Indian Commercial Radio – Ameen Sayani

Did you know that, until the dawn of the 1950s, All India Radio (later also called Akashwani) was one of the finest broadcasting organizations in the world?  ccccPatterned on the lines of the BBC, AIR carried out its mandate of ‘Education, Information, Entertainment’ with great...
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