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Romila Thapar wins Kluge prize

Romila Thapar and Peter Brownwill be awardedthe 2008 Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Humanity in a ceremony on December 10, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.Endowed......

'Media wants a byte, not a book'

Professor Romila Thapar, one of India's finest historians, is in the news again -- for refusing the Padma Bhushan. During the reign of the National Democratic Alliance government, she was in the......

'I have a sense of unease about State awards'

Professor Romila Thapar, one of India's finest historians, is in the news again -- for refusing the Padma Bhushan. During the reign of the National Democratic Alliance government, she was in the......

Historian Romila Thapar refuses Padma award

Noted Indian historian Romila Thapar declined to accept the Padma Bhushan Award saying that she had resolved not to accept 'state awards'.Shestressed that this was a 'purely personal decision'. "I......

The narrowing of liberal space is upon us again

'People now hesitate to share critical comments on religious activities or on contemporary politics, for fear of action against them.' 'Values are being turned to tinsel with the endorsing of......

Who was Prithviraj Chauhan?

Prithviraj Chauhan has always been a name familiar to students of Indian history. His exploits still crop up in school textbooks. Residents of Ajmer speak of him reverently, centuries after his......

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Q. when did Al Biruni come to India and when he wrote Kitabul-Hind ,History of India ?
Onlytruth:  A.  more

Q. what would you say if Ashoka was half Greek?
Onlytruth:  A. Yes, the famous Historian Romila Thapar writes that he could have been a half-Greek, cousin of Antiochus II, but then she unceremoniously dumps him...... more

Q. Will it be a good idea for Govt to scrap the Class X exams ?
Soniya:  A. As it is the Radhakrishnans,the JC Boses,the Jayant Narlikars,the Romila Thapars,the SN Boses etc of yesteryears who went through the exmination...... more

Krish  Dey
Q. why books on Indian History by foreign authors considered more authentic & reliable by parents?
Krish Dey:  A. who told?have a look!Wonder that was India - A.L. Bhashem. Ancient India Social and Culture - Luniya Ancient India - an introductory outline -...... more

Audrey Tata
Q. It is a great misunderstanding that the Manu-smriti (or Sage Manu's proclamation) is important to the Hindu Varna-ashrama dharma. Manusmriti itself says,vedas are supreme(12/95,12/96). Nowhere Hindus follow it as as a religious or social text. why is it so popular with Muslim and christian preachers ??
Audrey Tata:  A. Sumanji, Thanks for calling me on this controversial issue. First we should be very clear about which Manu are we discussingas about at least 14...... more

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That Is The Question

The following is a slightly expanded version of the text of the Third Nikhil Chakravartty Memorial Lecture, organised by the Book Review Literary... ...
Ansari to open History Congress

The platinum jubilee session of the Indian History Congress will be inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday morning by... ...
Three historians to be felicitated at JNU on Dec 28

The Asiatic Society Bihar (ASB) will felicitate noted historians Romila Thapar, Iqtidar Alam Khan and Sabyasachi Bhattacharya with ‘Itihas... ...
A Response To Shame, Perhaps

By Manu Joseph A successful joke is one that is not introduced as a joke. If it is not meant to be a joke in the first place it may even become... ...
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Comment · print · T T T+· T- Romila Thapar TOPICS Dr. Thapar suggested that the past history of India might not be as rosy as it... ...

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