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Shared Histories – Conference on Teaching History

Hosted by and at St Kabir Public School, Chandigarh 2 and 3 May 2019 Is it possible to overcome bias and celebrate our common humanity through the shared culture and heritage of the subcontinent?   To register, fill in and submit this form. Thursday, 2 May...
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The Idea of India : Romila Thapar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Although we are both guests on the stage, I feel like I’m welcoming my old friend to Kolkata because this is the first time that I’ve seen her here, and Presidency University has had the good sense to give her an honorary...
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Biography as History : Jerry Pinto

I always think of a translator as someone who is rowing a boat of salt across the river. Your boat is dissolving even as you take it across the river, but you still try, because on the other side the need for salt is acute....
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History Textbooks and the Idea of India : Krishna Kumar, Hari Vasudevan, Shireen Maswood and Manish Jain in conversation

Manish Jain: Dear friends, today is the seventieth anniversary of India’s Independence. I remember as a child I would enthusiastically repeat ‘Jai Hind’ when the principal of my government school ended his speech or after I’d listened to the prime minister’s speech. Recalling those memories...
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Camera as Witness (Part II): Ryan Lobo continued

Million Mutinies The Bir Khalsa is but one narrative among many in India waking to a smaller world and may help us understand how hidden aspects of history are revealed through performance or storytelling ccccOur stories and performances reveal our selves in ways that words...
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Camera as Witness (Part II) : High Noon in Lucknow, Ryan Lobo

‘High Noon in Lucknow’ is a series of photographs I made of museums and memorials in Lucknow. I made photographs of monuments across time and periods of power, and of contemporary politicians like Mayawati who built numerous large statues commemorating her self. I made photographs...
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