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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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Why Arjumman Mughal Is Upset With Jethmalani's Kisses Ya Rabb actor, Arjumman Mughal, seems rather upset with veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani and... ...

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If ideology has crept into Indian education, it is not something new. Union Minister of State Nirmala Sitharaman, drew from experiences studying at... ...

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