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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 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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