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

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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A Talk by Akhila Seshadri- The School, KFI

What do we learn when learning history? What makes for history learning? In the classroom, what specific skills do we wish for the children to learn?    Clearly, we would like them to read, to understand concepts, to make sense of what they learn, to...
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History Not Only Narrates Genocides, it Creates Them Too: Bias and Hate in History Textbook Narratives

This presentation highlights the role of history education (specifically school textbooks) in shaping the ideological fabric of our present and the future and the need for innovation in the way history is taught.  The underlying problem that we’re trying to solve is that of biased...
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A talk by Swaleha Alam Shahzada, Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan

  The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), formed in 2007, is a non-profit organization based in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, and its primary work is the collection of oral histories. CAP is the first organization in Pakistan to have launched an oral history program in...
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Pakistani Historiography

  I would like to discuss history writing in Pakistan, the different interpretations offered in the history textbooks of Pakistan. Just after Partition, the question for the ruling classes and for the Pakistani state was: How do we interpret the history of this country? There...
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Bollywood: Maker or Mirror?

’Bollywood has constructed a cinema that reflects the ...

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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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