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The Music of Stones: 700 Years of Adoption, Assimilation, Absorption and Appropriation – Sohail Hashmi

This talk was held on 5 August, 2018, as part of the 4th annual History for Peace teaching history conference, The Idea of Culture, in Calcutta.    I am grateful to PeaceWorks for having given me the opportunity to be here, but before I begin,...
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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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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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