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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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‘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 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

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