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A network of educators and members of civil society in the subcontinent

Popular Art of the ‘Two Nations’ in the Mid-Twentieth Century

India’s streets, public spaces and homes are filled with colourful, mass-produced images of various kinds, from calendars, religious posters and cinema heroes to large billboards, advertisements and roadside graffiti, all of it reflecting the aesthetics of the masses who revere and celebrate them. While religious...
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Nationalism and Identity

A screening of Bani Abidi's earliest video trilogy preceded the Skype conversation between the artist and Prateek Raja. These videos look at the role of shared culture and history between Pakistan and India and the struggle to own, but more often sequester, the common histories...
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Nationalism and the School Curriculum

Devi Kar. Before introducing our terrific line-up of panelists, I would like to address those in the audience who teach history. You are a very powerful section of society. Don’t underestimate your power, because you can capture the minds of the young far more effectively...
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Bollywood as National (ist) Cinema

  I have come to realize that we are all the same, all of us here—our interests, our political stances, our take on the nation—so we are pretty much talking to one another, which is a bit of a problem. But it is not as...
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Politics of Representation: The Idea of Northeastern Writing

I am going to talk about the idea of North Eastern writing. I will be speaking as a practitioner, as someone whose work inadvertently comes under this label of ‘North Eastern writing’.    To begin with, we could briefly look at the term ‘North East’ with...
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Sculpting the Citizen: History, Pedagogy and the Amar Chitra Katha

In this paper I revisit, after a considerable interval, my work on Amar Chitra Katha (ACK)[1] and its role in teaching history. I recall the start of my research in the early 1990s and its rather straightforward intent— looking at ACK and its readership, its...
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The Curriculum and the History Teacher

The school curriculum is required to be changed periodically...

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Teaching Contested Histories

The narratives prescribed in school textbooks are often limi...

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History in a range of schools

Teaching methodologies vary across schools, depending on the...

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A MISSING GENERAL, A TRUSTED JEEP, AND SUBMERGED NARRATIVES OF 1971

The first talk as a part of the History for Peace project wa...

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