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

Salient Features of the Current History Textbooks of the NCERT

This is a significant conference precisely because it looks at contestations and it looks at the interplay between nationalism and the nation state and national histories and contestations. As I said, in the question that I asked in the earlier session, is it possible for...
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Keynote address- Urvashi Butalia

Basically, despite the mistrust that traditional historians have of oral history and I know that some of them are in this room… and they don’t trust oral history and people’s testimonies for their supposed lack of factuality and the fact that there is no, within...
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Remembering and Teaching a Violent Past: Choices, Challenges and Chances

Today I would like to share with you some reflections on the rather fundamental question whether and how textbook revision can contribute to reconciliation in post-conflict societies. How can we come to terms with a violent past? How do we arrive at narratives of remembering...
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Challenging the Potential Consequences of Pakistani Textbooks : Radicalization or Peace-Building?

  Over 47,000 people have been killed in terrorism-related violence in Pakistan and most of the violence can be attributed to Pakistani militants who target ordinary citizen (The Institute for Conflict Management 2014). All perpetrators of terrorist attacks in Pakistan since 9/11 have been under...
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Nationalism in India—Past and Present

The arch reactionary Metternich is reputed to have denounced the idea of Italy as a nation by asserting that Italy was merely a 'geographical expression.'By this gibe he still rendered a service by reminding his listeners that a geographically well-defined territory, or country, does not...
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History in the Classroom – teaching history for peace

For history teachers these are exciting times because the subject has been opened up to the study of culture, gender, food, clothing, music, language, environment and so on offering new perspectives instead of the dry periodized treatments of yester year. But in this context I...
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The Curriculum and the History Teacher

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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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