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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......

Activists plan 'Kudankulam Chalo' on March 15

Anti-nuclear activists on Monday announced a 'Kudankulam Chalo' rally on March 15, urging the government to "stop harassing" those protesting construction of the proposed nuclear plant there. The......

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 ?
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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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The strategist returns

The first time I heard the name of Timeri N. Murari is when I saw it! It was while watching Amol Palekar's film Daayra 17 years ago that the name... ...
The Four-Letter Mess

Delhi University's FYUP gaffe is an excellent lesson in how not to introduce reforms, and how not to suspend discussion Lily Tekseng Delhi... ...
Fact versus fiction

What part of Indian history is myth and what part of it is fact? RomilaThapar asks this question in her latest book, The Past as Present: Forging... ...
A Messy Course

Course Correction The Foreign Education Providers Bill and the Prohibition of Unfair Practices Bill: After BJP opposed it in Parliament 2 years... ...
CPM mouthpiece endorses IB report on NGOs

statesman news service Thiruvananthapuram, 27 June The Intelligence Bureau got an unexpected supporter in Kerala, for its report... ...

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