May 9, 2013
Pramod K. Nayar talks about his fascination for the British Raj and how it led to him editing a series of novels titled ‘Mutiny Novels’, which will be releasing today
May 2, 2013
An auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal effects and documents will take place in Ludlow, U.K., later this month. Up for sale are articles that belonged to the Father of the Nation when he was reco...
April 24, 2013
Digitisation of over 3.7 lakh documents pertaining to former Hyderabad State Secretariat and AP Government’s GOs completed »
April 7, 2013
The Fanthomes witnessed the milestones of Indian history, and chronicled it for future generations, says R. V. Smith
February 19, 2013
It would be four years in May this year since the Sri Lankan forces succeeded in military annihilation of the LTTE. The victory came at a heavy cost as thousands and thousands of innocent Tamil ci...
January 27, 2013
The reign of the 19th century Afghan king Shah Shuja Durrani and that of the current president, Hamid Karzai, are alike in several ways; so is the geo-political scenario, according to historian Wi...
January 4, 2013
Learn the history of traditional folk songs and Christmas carols from this tome
November 27, 2012
A house set apart, cream-coloured, with red tiles on a sloping roof, a dak bungalow seen somewhere in my childhood in the 1950s and identified as such by my father — this image came to mind with t...
August 21, 2012
How did the State of Mysore, particularly the city, between the late 18th and the 20th century, depict the precarious position of the monarchy and inscribe its power or the lack of it? Despite its...
August 18, 2012
Pankaj Mishra’s new book, From the Ruins of Empire, which challenges Western narratives of the ‘white man’s burden’, has been raising hackles in the West and in India. Such reactions are pointers to an existing imbalance in cultural and political power, he tells Tabish Khair. Excerpts from a conversation.
May 6, 2013
The Indian Ocean was the theatre where important events took place for commercial exploitation and spatial power grab during the early modern period starting from 15 century, especially after the...
April 29, 2013
Eleanor Zelliot’s book Ambedkar’s World: The Making of Babasaheb and the Dalit Movement, is a reissue of a thought-provoking and readable work by one of the foremost scholars in dalit studi...
April 22, 2013
Mushirul Hasan brings to life less-known sides of well-known personages from the freedom movement
March 11, 2013
An attempt to develop a theory of rivalry that can help predict conflict trajectories
February 13, 2013
Koka ki Tatti, Panchi Buraq, Kali Khabar, Behrupiya Galli, Jalalkutcha. Hold it, they are not tongue-twisters meant to test your pronunciation, they are just names of some of the city’s localities...
January 17, 2013
In the story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, Kenize Mourad found a story that belied misplaced notions of Muslim women of yore
December 16, 2012
Economist Sanjeev Sanyal’s book Land of the Seven Rivers is an exciting narrative of the history of India’s geography.
November 27, 2012
A coming together of different religious cultures when the world was experiencing an early edition of globalisation
August 19, 2012
K.N. Raghavan, a civil servant, takes a relook at the 1962 war with China in his latest book
August 16, 2012
This book, published first in 1965, traces the history of the world from trillions of years ago when the world was born as just a ball of fire to the period after the end of World War II and the I...