Tag Archive: indian history

Padmaavat and the other side of history

The issue isn’t with Bhansali taking creative liberty. The issue’s got to do with the larger socio-political context of “othering” Muslims and relegating the Muslim identity in India.

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Medicine in Colonial India

Awadhesh Kumar Jha is a Research Scholar at Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He can be reached at awadhesh4jnu[at]gmail.com. Book Review Madhuri Sharma, Indigenous and… Continue reading

RUSSIAN PERCEPTIONS OF INDIA FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE 15TH CENTURY

Awadhesh Kumar Jha is a Research Scholar at Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He can be reached at awadhesh4jnu[at]gmail.com. Introduction Despite the absence of direct… Continue reading

Deconstructing Colonial Historiography: A Case Study of Afanasy Nikitin

Awadhesh Kumar Jha is a Research Scholar at Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He can be reached at awadhesh4jnu[at]gmail.com. India was visited by travellers of… Continue reading

Gandhi and Historiography: Some Thoughts

Dr. G. Arunima is an Associate Professor at the Women’s Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. I am of the generation of historians, who as students in Delhi in the early… Continue reading

Begum Samru of Sardhana

Prakash K Ray is the Editor, bargad.org. A version of this article has appeared in The New Indian Express (March 3, 2013). Book Review Begam Samru: Fading Portrait in a Gilded Frame by… Continue reading

RANADE, GANDHI & JINNAH- A Lecture by Bhim Rao Ambedkar

ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THE 101ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF MAHADEV GOVIND RANADE HELD ON THE 18TH JANUARY 1943 IN THE GOKHALE MEMORIAL HALL, POONA By Babasaheb Dr. B. R. AMBEDKAR P R E F… Continue reading

A walk through a century

Sumati Mehrishi walks the route of the Coronation Durbar that ended with the shifting of India’s capital from Kolkata to Delhi in 1911 and find that when it comes to spectacles, the old… Continue reading