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

‘Dreaming of Revolution’: Student Politics and the Radical Left in 1960s Calcutta

  I have worked on the early history of the political Left in Pakistan, specifically the short-lived existence of the Communist Party of Pakistan after Independence, and the anti-dictatorship student protests of 1968–69 in Karachi and Lahore. Those projects are what sparked my interest in...
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Nationalism in Pre- and Post-Independence India

  Gulan Kripalani. How do we celebrate diversity in a country that is increasingly getting polarized? One of the ways that we (at Citizens for Peace) have been addressing this issue is by providing a forum—or as we like to call it spreading a durrie—to...
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The Historian, the Philosopher and the Self: The Teaching and Learning of History at a Krishnamurti School

I wish to state at the outset that what you will hear from me may not sound original to you given the presentations and discussions we have had in the past one-and-a-half days (1) of the conference on the pedagogy of history at schools in...
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Teaching History without Political Borders

I focus on social inclusion and exclusion processes, and the formation, interaction and mixing of multiple identities—from ethnic to economic—as the fuel of history. The state has two parts: government and society. My interest is more about society and people. But most conventional history books...
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The Partition (s) Within and Without

I am going to introduce two projects that my colleagues and I have done at Srishti. I will also show you different stages of some of the work that students have done for the projects to demonstrate the process they follow. The process is important,...
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A paper written by Dr. Radhika Herzberger, delivered by Krishna Menon

Rishi Valley School’s history curriculum is framed within the intellectual, moral and aesthetic values embedded in the philosophy of the school's founder, the philosopher J. Krishnamurti. These values include the unity of humankind, a concern for species that share the earth with human beings, a...
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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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